2013 Matetic "EQ Coastal" Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc has to be one of the finest Sauvignons I tasted from Chile. The 2013 was a cool vintage in Casablanca, and produced a wine that has fresh, marine and herbal aromas, all of them in a subtle, elegant way. It is both fresh and ripe, with a light to medium-bodied palate showing very good acidity, compact with clean, delineated flavors (the archetypal gooseberries) and good underlying minerality making it very supple and tasty. Somehow this wine seems more complete and nuanced than most other Sauvignons I tasted. I'd love to see how it ages, as the balance promises a bright future. Great! I could hardly believe the price - what a bargain! Drink now-2018. (LG)
Wine & Spirits
Smooth and fresh, this is a citrus-scented Sauvignon, its herbal spice adding details that slowly fill out the wine's complexity. A classic coastal white, this comes from a vineyard planted in 1997 about five miles from the Pacific.
Crisp aromas of grassy green fruits, cactus and nettle set up a standard palate, which for this wine means ripped and racy. Flavors of stone fruits, lime, passion fruit and bitter greens end lightly bitter, juicy and green.
Juicy, with melon, apricot and ripe apple flavors, featuring some creamy notes. Pleasant wild herb and chive accents linger on the fruity finish. Drink now. (Web-2014)