Amayna Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

$19.49
Item No. 101869
  • white wine
  • ST91
  • WS90
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

The poor soils and gentle ocean breezes create tremendous aromatic potential and the great intensity reflected in the wine's floral aromas and fresh, exotic fruit.

A full, balanced wine with personality and exquisite elegance.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale, green-edged straw. Energetic aromas of lime, lemongrass, minerals and honeysuckle are underscored by a subtle note of tarragon. Stains the palate with seemingly weightless citrus and orchard fruit flavors, picking up zesty spice and mineral qualities on the back end. the finish repeats the lemongrass and mineral notes and lingers impressively. I'd stack this up against plenty of the Loire Valley sauvignon blancs I've had in the last year."
91 Points

"Very fresh, with bracing lemon peel, white asparagus and herb notes backed by a clean, salt-tinged finish. Deliciously pure. Drink now."
90 Points

"The 2008 Amayna Sauvignon Blanc emits a stylish perfume of fresh herbs, new cut grass, citrus, and melon. Elegant yet mouth-filling, this flavorful effort has superb concentration and length. It is an outstanding value. "
90 Points

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Learn About Amayna

The Garces Silva family is one of the pioneers in the Leyda Valley's viticultural development and planted the land with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vines are now reaching optimal maturity of 10 years old, and have begun to produce some very dynamic and unique expressions of Chardonnay. Located in a valley that lies between the Coastal Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean,...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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