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Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Ema Sauvignon Blanc
Maipo Valley

Style Light white New World Country Chile Price $10
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Website www.santaema.cl

Overview Santa Ema proudly broadcasts its status as a mega-winery: it’s one of the largest Chilean wineries, it exports to more than 30 countries, and it’s reliably one of the top 10 sellers in the US. None of which would give us much confidence in the actual quality of the wine if it weren’t for the fact that Santa Ema turns out consistent winners. For two years in a row, both the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc have been hits with our blind tasters, proving that it’s possible to be the biggest and one of the best, too.

Nose Those grassy, cabbagey aromas mark it as a Sauv Blanc from miles away.

Mouth There’s tons of tart acidity, along with continuing vegetal flavors—very classic and very delicious.
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