Saturday, August 13, 2011

Barbadillo Palomino Fino Vino de la Tierra de Cadiz, 2008

Penny Ross of D&W Market's wine department brought this wine to my attention. For $8.59 a bottle, it's a bargain, and I plan to go back for more. Palomino is the grape variety used to produce Sherry, but this is a white table wine from a modest Spanish appellation that will match up well with just about any summer meal.

Medium yellow./ Green apples, minerals, flowers--not your typical oaky Chardonnay but not like Sauvignon Blanc nor Pinot Grigio either./ Same on the palate. Medium bodied, fresh and lively. It's hard to find descriptors for the range of bright fruit flavors, and that may be what I like most about this wine. I suspect that it will get even better with a couple of years in the bottle.

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