Rias Baixas DO, Spain; 12.5% ABV
$6 at the Oakland, CA, store on 16 Oct. Online for around $18
This wine has been around for a while at $10. At the Oakland store, at least, it’s now $6, I presume in an effort to clear it out before the sale starts Nov 6. The price reduction induced me to try it, and I think it’s quite good, especially at the lower price.
The floral nose of lighter yellow fruit leads to a nicely complex palate of yellow apple, light green melon / kiwi, non-perfumed white flowers, sweet wood, and a little bitter almond. While it has a delicate balance among the flavors, and between the riper fruit and the acid, it’s quite full-flavored and has some richness of texture. (Its style is thoroughly modern.) After being open about 5 hours, the flavors integrated so the wine was really lovely, so although it’s quite good right after opening, you may prefer it the next day.