Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2008 Rueda

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2008 Real Sitio de Ventosilla Prado Rey Verdejo, DO Rueda

A wine from the Spanish appellation of Rueda, made with the verdejo grape. Good. Another white wine.

This blows your head off a bit, like an untamed, wild New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Lots of green, lots of grassiness, with an underlying citrus on the nose. Sharp acidity, very assertive palate. Overpowers and blows everything else out of the water. I was drinking this with very briny, salty oysters and I couldn't taste the oysters after. Maybe it'll settle down with age, who knows. But they cork under rubber. This one's out of control.

DF

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