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Casa Silva Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2008

by Nannette Eaton on April 11, 2009

“Wine is bottled poetry” — Robert Louis Stevenson

Casa Silva Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2008

This Chilean wine was a revelation.  Ok, I am a harlot, so revelations are kind of our thing, but this wine was transformational. Casa Silva Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is everything a sauvignon blanc should be.  It takes all the wonderful old world qualities of minerality and pairs them with the lushness of a new world wine.  If it was a man, I’d marry him.  Seriously.  I tasted this one solo, and I was truly disappointed that I didn’t have anyone to share the experience with.  It’s that good.

The wine is a very pale gold, with a subtle and sophisticated aromatic nose. It has a hint of peaches that was enigmatic and compelling.

The mid-palate was classic citrus with a hint of gooseberry.  This wine is so beautifully balanced and delicious, I almost forgot to pair it with food.  A perfect wine for unwinding after a long day with a bath, a book or the telly. However, if you aren’t a hard-core harlot and want some sustenance while you imbibe, this is a perfect wine for tricky food pairings.  It would be amazing with Thai food, spicy Mexican dishes or grilled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.  Any dish that is hot, spicy or fatty would be a great match for this beauty.

The alcohol content of this wine is 13.5%, but you wouldn’t know it, it is so beautifully balanced.  The suggested retail price of this is $14 USD, but it appears that you can pick it up for around $11.  The closure is a screw-cap.  The wine is vegan.  This was a wine sample from the Wines of Chile.

I am enchanted by the wine and the winery.  Casa Silva has a hotel and restaurant with a drool-worthy menu. Wine Harlots mission is to visit at least one winery in every state and country and experience crush on every continent.  This is on the list.

The music match for this wine is “Meu Destino” by the Thievery Corporation from the album The Richest Man In Babylon.