This gets going with apple, peach and mineral aromas that are pure and alluring. It feels lifted but a little creamy, with green banana, lime, orange and kiwi flavors. Solid and long on the finish; this is exemplary unoaked Verdejo.
Balanced Spanish whites were rare in the hot ’03 vintage, but this one is. Two female winemakers, hence the Two Victorias name, flat-out nailed this Verdejo, which pours on round peach, gooseberry, almond and mineral aromas and flavors. Clean as a whistle, with a finish that hits with power.
Round, fruity and quite exceptional in its class. This Verdejo sets the standard for Rueda; it’s loaded with green melon and pineapple up front and backed by bright apple, pear and green herb flavors. Perfectly balanced and fresh. Stands out from the crowd.
This is truly a unique wine in the sense that hardly any Verdejos are fermented in oak. Not only that, the end result is stellar. There’s soft buttercup aromas leading into a layered, vanilla-edged palate of spiced apple, melon and greens. The wine is round, substantive and it stirs interest. And for that we’re grateful. Drink now through 2008.
An excellent Verdejo from Rueda is as good as fresh, crisp white wine from Spain gets. And the two Victorias that make José Pariente know their stuff. After an overly ripe 2005, this vintage shows more of Pariente’s patented lemon, citrus and mango flavors. The feel of the wine is super solid and the finish is long and properly acidic. It’s a treat for fans of…
Fine Verdejo is more elusive than one might think. And Tres Olmos is that rare wine that smells great, tastes just right, and lingers for a long time on your teased and tested palate. Almond, pear and citrus aromas smartly give way to a smooth wave of blended citrus fruits. The finish is long and confident. Drink now.
Probably not to everyone's liking, but this oak-fermented Verdejo is a bit like Burgundy and/or white Bordeaux. Cured meat, match stick and pineapple-lemon aromas work their way onto the mildly oaky nose, while the palate has a vanilla-based lushness that works well. Rich, opulent and classy. A sincere food wine.
Butter, toast and resiny aromas tell you immediately that it’s barrel fermented, but unlike some of the competition, this wine manages to hold onto its core of green apple, white peach and pear without letting the oak interfere. Excellent with food, and it improves rapidly with each ten-minute interval. A great example of oak-aged Verdejo. Drink now.