Leyda Sauvignon Blanc, 2010

A startlingly sharp SB that might catch you off guard.  Not deeply herbaceous like a Kiwi SB, but flat out crisp grapefruit and lime that will almost sting your palate.  Too astringent as a sipper (in fact we considered opening a different bottle, but it was after all a weeknight).  However, with food surprisingly splendid (with a light summer dinner of fresh soup, semi-soft French cheese—a dream with a sheep’s milk Etorki from the Pyrenees—bread and salad).  Everything else on the tongue tempered its more extreme tangents.  We were advised by the “expert consultant” that this would display enormous complexity and depth.  We didn’t find that; we found it forward and a little less-than-three dimensional.  So, yet again, the experts know better than the clients it seems.

 

Price: $18.99 at BC Liquor.

 

Market Liquidity: No harm no foul.

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