2012 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc "La Gloria" Reserva Casablanca Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
...the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva (which comes from 47 vineyard plots) has more character with touches of fresh apricot and peach. The palate is fresh on the entry with tropical fruit and orange zest...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Fresh melon and peach on the fragrant, spice-accented nose. Smooth and open-knit, offering plump honeydew and pit fruit flavors with a touch of anise. Finishes with good, gently sweet persistence and a lingering note of peppery spices
Offers a ripe edge to the roasted citrus, scallion and dried herb flavors. Turns a touch decadent on the finish, with tropical fruit notes. Drink now. (Web-2014)
Veramonte is a consistent producer of value wines from Chile that we find to be a cut above the competition in the category, which is why we've carried the wines for so long. This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc eschews the overt "greennes" typical of many Chilean SBs in favor of a crisp expression that meets somewhere in the middle of the tropical fruited style of California and the herbal style of France's Loire Valley. No complaints here for $10! From the winery: "Veramonte is located in the remote Casablanca Valley alongside Chile's rugged Pacific Coast. The wild Patagonia lies to our south and the mighty Andes Mountains rise behind us in the east. In this distant winemaker's paradise, 1,000 acres of grapevines nestled among 11,000 acres of wild land that Veramonte has preserved as natural greenbelt. Tasting Notes: Tropical aromas of melon, papaya and guava mingle with subtle floral and herbal notes. Fresh and juicy, with bright citrus notes of white grapefruit and balanced acidity. Sauvignon Blanc grapes are grown in the estate vineyards across a total of 47 vineyard blocks. Warm days and cool nights contribute to long, even ripening. Sauvignon Blanc vines are trellised with an interior tunnel to increase airflow so the grapes do not overheat and retain freshness, aromatics and flavor. The wine is fermented in stainless steel."