A wonderful appetizer wine, dry, clean and zesty in acidity, with appealing citrus, apple, lemongrass, vanilla and honeysuckle flavors. A great restaurant by-the-glass sipper. Production was 136,000 cases.
This is obviously a cool climate Chard, to judge from the brisk acids, citrusy flavors and hint of minerality that makes the wine bracing and strong. Yet oak and lees lend softening, complexing notes.
Gallo's ubiquitous Turning Leaf brand occassionally turns up a real winner, as this plummy, fragrant Pinot Noir shows. Though not for purists, qho will be put off by its careless use of the term "Reserve" and the inclusion of Sangiovese (9%), Barbera (4%) Mourvedre (2%) and "Other" (2%) in the blend, it is a softly delicious wine that adds some sweet chocolate to…
Good for Turning Leaf for making this wine as dry and crisp as it is. Goes against the sweet style in favor of restraint, showing citrus, grass and vanilla flavors, with mouthwatering acidity.
Descriptors ranged all over the lot for this wine, from berry and cherry to meaty and peppery, yet all reviewers agreed that this was a solid little Syrah. A bit simple and short, but satisfying.