This has a hugely grassy nose, with a background of sweet lemon and honeydew. The palate mirrors the nose, with big grassy flavor, some gooseberry, then sweet/tart citrus and melon. Toward the finish it adds a touch of toast. It is a pleasant wine with a lot going on for a very reasonable price. Drink with New England Clam Chowder. Recommended (88).

WHO: Viña Santa Rita
WHAT: Sauvignon Blanc
DESIGNATION: Reserva
WHERE: Chile, Casablanca Valley
WHEN: 2012
HOW MUCH: $12.99

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