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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Penalolen Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Penalolen Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 111824)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This delightful wine is made from fruit from the cool Casablanca Valley and demonstrates the promise of Chile's celebrated grape. It owes its complexity to the purity of the 100% Sauvignon Blanc fruit and skillful winemaking rather than external influences, such as oak. The aromas of mandarin orange and lemon zest, with an underpinning of ginger, harmonize nicely with ripe tropical and citrus flavors. The succulent ripeness coupled with brisk acidity ensure a refreshing and lasting finish, making this wine a classic partner with food.
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About Vina Penalolen:

This winery was founded by the superstar winemaker of Chile, Ignacio Recabarren, and vineyard owner Ricardo Peña. The wine is estate grown and bottled with all the fruit harvested from the winery's own two vineyards. Viña Peñalolén is dedicated to producing the best expression of fruit and soil from the Maipo and Casablanca Valley's, resulting in wines of pedigree and complexity.