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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Montes Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Montes Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 115345)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

On the palate it is refreshingly crisp, sparkling, soft and sumptuous, showing great complexity, very fresh and crispy with a nice structure at mid palate showing tropical fruits, peaches, pineapples and citric accents. A powerful coastal climate Sauvignon Blanc with an impressive overall freshness and elegant minerality and a long finish.
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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.