The 2009 Cariblanco is a bit more in the citrus camp and less honeyed than the 2008. Lime juice and a little grapefruit, less of the smoky notes that are often typical of Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate it is lively and bright, with just a touch of mineral. You could say that there is a bit of New Zealand in the flavors of the 2009.
"Bright straw. Shy aromas of lemon curd, pear and white flowers, with a touch of what I suspect smells like cannabis that gains strength with air. Light-bodied, juicy and complex, highlighted by fresh orchard fruit and candied citrus flavors and a silky, pliant texture. This wine has the heft to handle richer foods but there's a light touch as well. Finishes smooth and with very good persistence. "
International Wine Cellar