Smoky, with leather and cedar nuances that pick up a briny or seaweed-like note, this smooth blackberry beauty has an almost furry texture, coating the mouth with supple tannins. Finishes long and a bit tart; drink now or age several more years.
Made Sancerre style, with no oak, this beautiful wine bursts with fresh citrus, honeydew, green grass, sweet pea and peppery spice flavors that stimulate the palate. It’s so easy to drink, yet has the complexity to sustain interest. Try with raw shellfish or a salad of bitter greens, chevre, grapefruit and shrimp.
A complex, intense wine that shows its mountain roots. Aromas of lemon, anise, chocolate, mineral and wildflowers. Strong fruity, flinty flavors; racy, with enough interest that it doesn’t pall after a few sips.
Fairly light in color for Syrah, and light-bodied, too, but the flavors - currant, cherry, raspberry and earth - are pretty and rich. It’s dry. If you’re in the mood for a fairly complex, easier-drinking red, try it.
In previous years Sierra Vista used its Grenache only as a blender but no more. This bottling shows its rightful place as a standalone, savory and very herbal with meat and baking spices aplenty and all the bright, clean red raspberry and strawberry fruit a subtle Grenache can offer, all at a low alcohol level.
If you love old-world Rhônes, Sierra Vista is a producer to know about. This blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault is medium in weight and easy to drink and love, tinged with hints of lavender, cherry and baked bread.