Casa Marin Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

Price: $25.00 $15.98
Save $9.02 (36%)
Item No. 101502
  • W&S94
  • RP90
  • ST90
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

The Cipreses Vineyard is located at the very top of a hillside slope, with a northern and southern exposure. Extremely windy conditions act as a natural restraining agent on grape yield. The results are very weak vines and low productivity. TPale straw with a youthful greenish hue. The nose is bursting with aromas of cut grass, lemon zest and citronella. On the palate the wine is surprisingly mouthfilling and complex though scythingly fresh and energetic. Flavors range from herbal through asparagus to ripe lime always with an underlying minerality. Finishes as clean and razor sharp as it starts, although flavours linger tantalizingly.

Critical Acclaim

"A warm year along San Antonio's Pacific coast influenced the normally severe, mineral Cipreses, making this vintage a voluptuous sauvignon full of smoky notes and candied lime. Its opulent texture hides the deep minerality, aromas and flavors of Lo Abarca’s stony hillsides."
94 Points

"The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Cipreses Vineyard comes from a limestone soil with very low yields. It offers up an expressive nose of fresh herbs, citrus, and gooseberry in a racy, New Zealand style. Intense and focused on the palate, the wine's natural acidity suggest that it will have a significantly longer life than a typical Chilean Sauvignon. "
90 Points

"Light, green-tinged straw. A complex bouquet displays pear, lime, lemongrass and mint, with zesty minerals gaining strength with air. Firm, finely etched citrus and herb flavors pack solid punch but carry little weight. The citrus qualities linger on the long, juicy finish. "
90 Points

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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...

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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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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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