Nisia Verdejo Old Vines 2012

The label is only the beginning: everything about this wine is beautiful. The nose of grapefruit and white flowers is so beguiling you might want to just smell it for awhile - until you taste it. Then the true complexity of the old vines shows with grapefruit, canteloupe, and Meyer lemon backed by quartzy minerality, softened and enriched by aging sur lie in oak botti. That first sip lasts a long time, but before you know it, the glass is gone. Drink it with a saffron plato de mariscos, chicken piccata, or clam chowder. [+]