Chile isn’t always the first place you think of when looking for world class Sauvignon Blanc, but it will be higher on our list after tasting this one.
Wow, this is a beautiful Sauvignon Blanc that caught us by surprise. The wine hails from the Limari Valley in Chile, located about 300 miles north of Santiago.
Costco’s price was $21.99, and online it looks like it sells in around that same range, maybe a little higher.
The Costco placard also shows off the 94 points the wine received from Vinous, and we found a 91 point review from Wine Enthusiast. So we were anxious to give it a taste.
In the glass the wine is a pale to medium yellow, lemony on the nose; in the mouth is a nice dose of citrus fruit, some pear and orange peel; nice minerality and acidity. Excellent finish, and just well done all around.
This is a memorable wine, a rather unique, flavor packed and interesting expression of the Chilean terroir. We’re big fans, and we’ll be placing on our Top Picks list. If you were ever bored with Sauvignon Blanc, give this one a shot.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 91 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1100525
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)