- Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2013 Product #28642 (In Stock)
Over the past decade in Spain, "Verdejo" has come to be synonymous with "clean, crisp, white wine." Which is unexpected, since it's only been 20 years or so since the Sanz family launched this estate and led the transformation of Rueda from oxidized, sherry-like, wines to refreshing beauties like this one! Big aromas of tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme lead to bold flavors of ripe citrus (pink grapefruit, orange, lemon) with a touch of anise and fresh cut grass for interest. It's smooth and vibrant on the palate with excellent length and a mouthwatering finish that leaves citrus, green melon, and peach skin flavors lingering nicely. A great solo sipper and very flexible with food.
- 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