Leyda, Valle de Leyda (Chile) Pinot Noir Costal Vineyards — Las Brisas 2020

($20, Park Street Imports):  Lying about 50 miles west of Santiago, the Leyda Valley sits on the cool Pacific coast, which explains, in part, why this Pinot Noir is so engaging.  Restrained, not overblown or over-ripe, this mid-weight red delivers a harmonious mix of savory and leafy notes intermixed with red fruit ones.  It demonstrates beautifully the all-too-elusive duality of fine Pinot Noir — fruit and savory.  It would be a great choice for grilled or roasted salmon this winter.
91 Michael Apstein Dec 19, 2023