A Wine for Tonight: 2012 William Cole Vineyards Albamar Sauvignon Blanc

By Kori ~ November 20th, 2013.

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2012 William Cole Vineyards Albamar Sauvignon Blanc from the Casablanca Valley of Chile.

Our selection criteria include:

  • A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
  • A price tag of <=$20
  • Must be widely available

William Cole Vineyards, founded in 1999, lay deep within Chile’s prestigious Casablanca Valley. Owned by Bill Cole and his Chilean family, the winery specializes in cool climate varieties. The winery makes two lines of wine: Albamar and Columbine Reserve. The Albamar wines invoke the influence of the Casablanca Valley’s foggy sunrise (alba) and the cooling breezes of the ocean (mar).

“Yellow color with green hints. This expressive Sauvignon Blanc provides notes of white flowers such as orange blossoms and jasmine and the citrus fruits grapefruit and lime. On the palate, it is fresh and easy to drink with a light yet vibrant acidity and a low to medium persistence. ” –William Cole Vineyards

2012 William Cole Vineyards Albamar Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley, Chile): 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Pale, greenish straw yellow in color. Aromatic with white peach and Granny Smith apple on both the nose and palate. Dry and light-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, refreshing finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 4 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to Buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $12; Available elsewhere, $10 to $12

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Chilean Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

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