Medium lemon colored with high viscosity legs (13.5% ABV). The nose has medium intensity aromas of lemon rind, Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, white flower, honeydew and a nut component. The palate is dry with medium acidity and a rather large dose of bitterness right off the bat. The body is medium and I get flavors of Meyer lemon, brioche, some baking spice, melon and hazelnut. This wine has obviously seen some oak and perhaps a little lees stirring. The finish is quite lengthy- with bitter hazelnut skins and lemon notes alongside the brioche and vanilla. It runs $25 and gets 91 points from me. I would drink till 2028 with heavier dishes of chicken, perhaps an Alfredo. This blend of 70 % Viura and 30% White Grenache gets 5 stars. Salut….
Compania Bodeguera Valenciso 2019, Rioja DOCa, Spain
13 Thursday Apr 2023