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2014 Oveja Negra White Blends or Varietals "Sauvignon Blanc-Carmenere Reserva"

Winery: Oveja Negra

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sauvignon Blanc-Carmenere Reserva"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc & 10% Carmenere

Region: Maule Valley

State or country: Chile

Price: $11

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: April 29, 2016

Wine Review: This pale yellow Chilean white blend from Oveja Negra opens with an inviting tropical bouquet of cantaloupe, melon, pear and mild wet stone. It is a light bodied wine that is a unique blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Carmenere. It displays lemon and lime flavors that are round and slightly tart with notes of green peppers and hints of light herbs and acidity. The finish is slightly dry and some tangy grapefruit and orange flavors show up in the end. I would pair this wine with a scallop casserole with cream and Ritz crackers. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: The 2014 vintage, on the nose, shows the Carmenere's strong herbal character alongside the Sauvignon Blanc's citrus profile. The very present and refreshing acidity is balanced by the fruit components. With a soft, rich texture this wine displays a dry, vibrant finish.

Organic status: not organic

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