Boutari Santorini 2008

White Blends from Greece

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Item No. 99535
  • white wine
  • Green wine
  • W&S92
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Brilliant pale yellow.

Aroma: Ripe red apples.

Taste: Rich apples followed by a crisp minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"Ripe and intense, this Santorini requires patience. Searing acidity drives the juicy pear flavor hard into the tongue, but with air, it turns toward chalky minerality, with breadth and richness to balance the acidity. Pair it with a thick halibut steak, or put it away for five to 10 years; it has the stuffing to age well."
92 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I tried this wine thinking that it would live up to the expectations i have regarding white greek wines, which for the most part, i have always found to be superb. However, in spite of its 92 point rating i found it lacking in aroma and freshness. It's not a bad wine, but it is not special, just ordinary.
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(10/20/2011)
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Learn About Boutari Map ItMap It

The Boutari family has been crafting wines from Greek varietals since 1879, when Yiannis Boutari first started producing red wines in the small northern village of Naoussa. Since that first vintage the family has become a pioneer of Greek wines. From exporting the first bottled red wine from Greece to reviving lost varietals, Boutari now crafts wines from six different regions...

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Learn About Greece

Greece Much of the wine drinking culture in Europe comes from the early Greek settlers. Home to Dionysus, the God of Wine, Greece has long touted the virtues of drinking wine. With over 400 indigenous varieties, you won't find many Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, although the grapes do grow here and are occasionally blended. The climate of Greece is good for...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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