04 Las Brisas, Rueda White Wine
Somebody pass me a cast iron mortar of fresh mango red onion salsa and a bag of blue corn tortilla chips. And don't hog the sweet mint grilled jumbo shrimp skewers. The orange jelly, lemon, and key lime flavors of this wine taste--I'm sorry--like the sun setting behind the lake in the damp warmth of spring in Europe. The expansive finish is ambrosial in this way, with the smell of white flowers and rosemary. Somewhere there's a kid trying to catch a frog with his hat. Las Brisas mimics New Zealand sauvignon blanc, but is more balanced than many, persistent with tartness yet clean and forgiving.