Kingston Family Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, South America

Item No. 110669
  • white wine
  • ST90
Style: Light & Crisp

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • W&S92
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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. "
90 Points

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Learn About Kingston Family

The Kingston Family first came to Chile in the early 1900's. Carl John Kingston, the patriarch and pioneer, came to Chile looking for copper (good idea) and gold (crazy idea). Gramps Kingston was an American originally from Central Mine, Michigan, which exists only as a ghost town today in Michigan's upper peninsula. The Kingstons settled in Casablanca in the 1920's. One of...

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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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