2011 Arregi Getariako Txakolina (Previously $18)
This lively white is light-bodied, with bright, citrusy acidity and a light spritz. Too playful to be complex, but briny and mineral notes add interest. As refreshing as a glass of lemonade. Drink now.
I remember this Txakoli quite fondly from a recent overnight stay in Getaria, the picturesque Basque village at the bottom of the sloped, emerald green hued getariako Txakolina vineyards. Mabry (Keith, our Hollywood store manager) and I were eating an assortment of delicious pintxos, watching the closing minutes of the Real Madrid FC Barcelona match. To the delight of a couple of Real Madrid fans, their team scored the winning goal with just several minutes left to play. They cheered - and then quickly left the bar (Pais Vasco is NOT Real Madrid territory!) We stayed, ate a bit more and drank more of this - Arregi, their delicious house Txakoli. With all of the bright, slightly effervescent, lean, salty mineral thirst quenching qualities you could hope for in a Txakoli, this is quintessential summertime wine. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer)