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Wine review: Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc 120, Chile

sauvignon blanc
Santa Rita

A historic house on the estate that serves as this wine's home base reputedly played refuge to 120 men who fought for Chilean independence from Spain in the 19th century. The smart patriots apparently hid in the wine cellar, which makes the name of this value-priced line of wines from big producer Santa Rita particularly apt. A wine this well made at this price doesn't need a back story, though. Light and zesty, it shows attractively plump middle and roundish texture, with notes of peach and grapefruit enhanced by herbs and flint. Perfect for light fare in the outdoors. $10.99 in B.C., various prices in Alta., $12.99 in Sask., $12.99 in Man., $12.15 in Que., $12.99, $12.99 in N.S., $13.99 in Nfld., $13.95 in PEI.

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