Casa Marin Cipreses Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015
A Sauvignon Blanc as special as the vineyard from which it came, this is a well-structured, focused wine with a vivacious character that reflects its origins in the hillsides of Lo Abarca.
Casa Marin’s story began with its founder, owner and winemaker, Maria Luz Marin’s, dream. Nothing better describes this winery than the story of a woman who fought to create a unique winery with fine, exclusive wines. In 2000, against advice from colleagues and experts, she decided to establish her winery in Lo Abarca, a small town in the San Antonio Valley. Despite warnings about problems with location, the cool-climate and people’s disbelief, she was successful in creating a company whose wines have been awarded throughout the world and have helped position Chile in a distinct light with its high quality, high value wines.
Wine & Spirits 95 points – 100 BEST WINES 2017 – Maria Luz Marin and her son Felipe specialize in sauvignon blanc at their family estate in the remote coastal village of Lo Abarca. Cipreses is a steep hillside of granite and limestone facing directly west, exposed to the winds off the Pacific less than three miles away. The wine is infused with oceanic flavors, the saltiness of the air and the spiky green-herb scents of the surrounding coastal scrub. But mostly, there’s fruit: bold tropical lime and cherimoya layered in ripeness and textural complexity. Pour it with roasted razor clams, or bring a bottle to the beach, for lobsters roasted with corn and potatoes in a sand pit this summer..November/2017