2006 Val de Lainos Verdejo, Rueda

SKU #1034088

90 points and a "Best Buy" designation from Wine Enthusiast: "Consistency is a virtue in this business, and this wine tastes almost exactly like the highly recommended 2005. The nose blends green grass and golden fruits, while the palate is clean, intense and snappy. This is a wine that sings, and the interspersed notes of bell pepper, grapefruit and mineral are just right for Verdejo. Drink right away for maximum freshness." (11/1/2007) From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light gold. Grassy and citrussy in a Sancerre way (I'd actually have guessed that, blind), with vibrant mineral and herb tones. Firm, focused and juicy, with precise citrus and mineral flavors, light weight and a long, spicy finish. Really outstanding for the money." (Jul/Aug 2007) I think the review above is spot on. This would have totally stumped me if I had tasted it blind. I would have bet the house that this was Loire Valley sauvignon blanc. It has that same smoky, flint, gun-smoke nose with flavors of lemon blossom, crushed minerals and tangy citrus like acidity. If your looking for something light on the pocket and lively in the mouth this may be one of the best we have right now. (Bryan Brick, K&L)

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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 4/20/2008  | Send Email
Pure citrus fruits, with a hint of honeydew melon and excellent minerality. It's a winner and a must-buy if you are a fan of tasty, dry white wine.

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Other White Wines

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Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.