On the palate, key lime pie, quince, citrus and wet stone — with lemon rind and jalapeno components. Solid underlying minerality, very crisp with razor-sharp, mouth-tingling acidity.
I have seen the 2007 Casa Marin Sauvignon Blanc priced as low as $20 (Wine Library) to $29 a bottle retail.
The wine is made by Maria Luz Marin, the only woman winemaker & winery owner in Chile.
Wine & Spirits rated this wine 95 points, which I find to be a bit gratuitous. Not to say this isn’t a very good wine. In fact, it is the best white wine I have had from South America, but in my opinion many whites from the Loire offer a better quality to price ratio. That is just my own personal opinion and it seems as though many people agree with the Wine & Spirits rating. I would recommend it, but not with the same enthusiasm — it is certainly worth picking up a few bottles and deciding for yourself. Imported by Domaine Select Imports.