Sunday, September 6, 2009

Yali 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Rapel Valley, Chile - $7


Another Texas summer day, another refreshingly chilled wine! This Chilean Sauvignon Blanc was bargain-priced at $7 at Whole Foods and came highly recommended by one of their staff, so of course I snapped up a bottle! This is the sales price - it's probably around $10 regularly.

This is an easy-drinking, light white wine. We had it chilled with yet another salad I whipped up from my imagination - organic spring mix, organic red grapes, turkey bacon, candied pecans, homemade balsamic vinaigrette, and a drizzle of truffle oil. This time my dinner partner was MK, a neighbor from upstairs. She has a lot more experience with white wines than I do, so it was fun to get her take on this wine.

This SB has faint aromas of pineapple. It is food friendly and fruity without being sweet, has a very clean taste and mouthfeel, and has a nice dry finish. Another positive review for SB!

Update - Wednesday September 9, 2009
I don't know whether I've just had this wine open too long (since Saturday night, but I did vacuum-seal it and keep it in the fridge), or if I just drank it with the wrong food (buckwheat crepes with smoked salmon and red onions), but it didn't taste as good as I remember it tasting on Saturday. In fact, its aftertaste was reminiscent of a really, really, really light beer. Hmmm... I'm puzzled...

1 comment:

Emily said...

I'm so happy you are drinking some Sauvignon Blanc and enjoying it!!! Hooray!