A fairly new blogger friend, Gloria over at Canela's Kitchen, is from a wonderful country for wines, Chile! This is the 2nd Chilean wine I have tasted in the past month and one I would purchase again, especially since it is priced under $10.00! I chilled and popped open a bottle of 2006 Chilensis Reserva Sauvignon Blanc last evening and was treated to a nice party on my palate! Chilensis is from the D.O. of Casablanca Valley, but the grapes, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, were from their Nilahue Vineyard in the Colchagus Valley. On opening the bottle, I caught the lovely aroma of grapefruit and a touch of lemon. Fresh and crisp on the palate was the nice tart flavor of gooseberries that lent themselves to a nice balanced finish. This wine is produced and bottled by VIA Wines of Chile. They have a beautiful web site that has nice photos of the vineyards and countryside of Chile. As you can see, we enjoyed the wine so much before dinner that I did not get a photo of the actual wine till it was all gone! So for dinner, I had to pull out another wine that I told you about a few weeks ago, Redwood Creek.
Speaking of Redwood Creek Wine, I have to show you a fun marketing item of that wine. Take a look at these corks. Yes, they are plastic but look at what is printed on them. They call them Adventure Tools! Adventure Tool #12 they call Yosemite and it has a picture of a mountain on it. They call it the GPS Hike with 1) 37 degrees, 43' 30" Latitude, 2) 119 degrees, 38' 00" Longitude, 3) Look up at El Capitan! That is the mountain on the cork! Adventure Tool #19 they call Bobber and it has a picture of, I guess you would call it a bobber. 1) Insert eyebolt, 2) Thread fishing line, 3) Cast! So see, you can make a fishing bobber out of the cork! Too Cool are these "Adventure Tools"! Not only do you get a good wine, the corks are very useful! What will they think of next!