Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Cost: $12 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Straw colored with green hues. The aromas are fresh and attractive with hints of citrus, peaches, and gooseberry. On the palate the wine is elegant, round, and mouth filling. The wine is also balanced with attractive, crisp acidity. Pairs well with seafood, fresh fish, clams, and oysters on the half shell.
My Review: We’ve officially reached the time of year where my wine reviews on here tend to skew towards the red. Between the colder weather and the holidays, I tend to drink a lot of red wine between October and February. There are, however, still exceptions, as in the case of the the 2014 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Sauvignon Blanc…that’s a mouthful.
My wife and I were cooking a pork dish for dinner and while it’s been cooler outside, it’s certainly not cold yet, in part because we live in the eastern part of North Carolina, so a bottle of white in the fridge wasn’t out of the question.
In the glass the wine was a pale straw color, and I definitely picked up the green hues that the winemaker was talking about. On the nose the wine showed citrus and peach to me, while in the mouth the wine had the acidity that I associate with South American Sauvignon Blanc, but without being overwhelming and managing to find a nice balance between being crisp and being acidic.
Paired with our dinner that included pork and endive the wine served just fine, though the meal was, itself, a bit unmemorable. The balanced acidity on the wine made it very enjoyable to sip after dinner was done, and probably helps to make this a lighter white that can be enjoyed year round, especially for those of you that don’t enjoy oaked Chardonnay.
For less than $15 it’s a great value wine, and definitely drinks at better than it’s price point, something I always find attractive in a wine. One worth checking out if you’re looking for that value white to enjoy.
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.