- Bodegas Naia Verdejo Rueda 2013 Product #28602 (In Stock)
Another great vintage for this benchmark Rueda Verdejo from old vines (30-90 years) with about 10% of the wine aged in French oak. Intense aromas of lemon, lime, smoky mineral and fresh herb lead to a mouthful of round orchard fruit - peach, apricot, yellow apple - with accents of fresh flowers and a touch of pear. Long on the palate and juicy finish where peach and pear skin notes linger nicely over citrusy acids.
"Light yellow-gold. Lemon zest, fresh fig, smoky minerals and white flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Brisk, tactile and focused, boasting excellent energy to its flavors of fresh citrus fruits, pear, pineapple and sweet butter. Finishes taut, fresh and long, with resonating mineral and floral notes." Vinous 91 points
"The 2013 Naia is a serious Verdejo, clean and pure, with floral and white fruit aromas intermixed with some balsamic notes. The palate is very pleasant, with good volume and acidity, which is somehow counterbalanced by residual sugar. Very good value."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Telmo Rodriguez Rueda Basa Blanco 2014 Product #29815 (In Stock)
A sizzling summer Spanish white from 92% Verdejo and 8% Viura from old head-trained vines - called "Basa" in Spanish. Fresh aromas of green apple, pink citrus and a touch of fennel open the show. Then ripe orchard and citrus fruit on the palate with medium-body and a refreshing, orange and apple-inflected finish. A very nice value!