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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Casa Marin Laurel Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Casa Marin Laurel Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 104433)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Laurel Vineyard located on a hillside slope 4 kilometers from the ocean. Very windy area of calcareous and very poor clay soil; never cultivated prior to our plantation. During the winter and fall, morning fog from the ocean lasts until noontime.

Expressive, aromatic, round in the mouth, and mineral. Strong fruit character in line with varietal archetype, with lush acidity and soft melon sweetness on the middle palate. Finish is clean, fresh, and telling of great potential for in-bottle evolution.

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About Casa Marin:

Vina Casa Marin is a family-owned winery located in the San Antonio appellation, only 4 kms from the coast. It is currently Chile's closest vineyard to the Pacific Ocean.

It was founded in the year 2000 by Maria Luz Marín, winemaker and entrepreneur, whose goal of providing innovation to the local wine industry is being accomplished by her focus on premium wines which are a reality with the new "terroir".

It has been described as one of the "most daring and innovative" vineyards in the country. Surrounded by the steep hills of the Chilean coastal mountains, the unique microclimate and wide variety of soils found here give birth to a "terroir" recently discovered for the viticulture of fine wines. The first 25 hectares were planted with Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling.

Chilean and British winemakers comprise a dedicated team who have contributed their know-how to the production of truly outstanding wines.