Leyda Valley, Chile; 12.6% ABV
Imported by Trinchero Vineyards, St. Helena, CA
$5 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 22 Oct
I picked this up because I’ve liked previous Chilean Sauvignon Blancs, and because the tall bottle and nice label looked like the producers thought a lot of the wine. It turned out to not quite be my favorite, but still very good.
It seemed too simple and acid at first, but it filled out very nicely after being open about 30 minutes (in the fridge). It had medium-ripe fruit of lighter citrus and melon, mostly yellow but a tinge of green, and a rich, zesty minerality, with lively, crisp acid. While it could have been a little more complex, it’s quite full-flavored and tasty.