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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Los VascosChile has been a winemaking country since the 16th Century, since the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. The first French vines were planted there in 1850, and after the phylloxera epidemic wiped out Europe's vineyards the Chileans were left with some of the world's oldest vines.

Some of Chile's oldest vineyards are in the Los Vascos estate, which was taken over by Domaines Barons de Rothschild-Lafite in 1988. The combination of the Rothschild winemaking experience and the grapes from the Los Vascos estate has resulted in some very good, reasonably priced wines.

The Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2007 from Colchagua Valley, Chile opens with pleasant aromas of honey and pineapple, then follows up with refreshing lemon and lime flavors on the palate. The finish is fresh and clean, with just a touch of residual sugar at the end. It's a nicely refreshing wine, and, at $11.99, a great value.
J. Silverheels Gray, 8:43 AM

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