Casa Lapostolle 2007 Rapel Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99)
Transparent, pale straw color. Fragrant aromas of peach, melon and grapefruit and a touch of a more characteristic Sauvignon Blanc "grassy" note in the background. Ripe and tart citrus flavors, perhaps just a hint of sweetness cloaked by fresh acidity. Relatively high (14.1%) alcohol adds a breath of heat in the finish. US Importer: Marnier-Lapostolle Inc., NYC. (Jun 30, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: The producer recommends it as an aperitif; I think aromatic chicken or seafood and fish dishes might better tame that high alcohol and acidity. It was fine with a summery potato salad made with wood-smoked salmon and Greek yogurt.



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