This wine gets going with aromas of grass, citrus and mineral. Next comes a chiseled palate, bearing tight, pure flavors of lime, pink grapefruit and green herb. It’s elegant and has a minerally, just-long-enough finish.
The aromas on this Carignan-Syrah blend are gritty and suggest asphalt, smoked meat and dark berry notes. It feels electric and tight on the palate, yet controlled, with rubbery tannins and plenty of herb, pepper, spice and licorice notes to go with the oak-infused berry flavor.
This winery makes good Leyda Valley SB. This is green leaning on the nose, with lettuce, bell pepper and melon aromas. It’s racy and showing firm acidity and zesty flavors of passion fruit and lime. A clean, crisp finish seals the deal. For under $15, this is a very nice wine for summer sipping.
Light cherry notes are, for the most part, clean but modest in intensity. It feels tangy but with a creamy, buttery oak element, while red plum and raspberry notes work the base level.