06 Las Brisas, Rueda White Wine
Poetry repeats itself. Over and over again, like a liquid incantation, at Las Brisas. This continues to be one of the best young whites on the planet, but you knew I thought that already. I said about as much for the 2004, and this vintage is identical to what I tasted then. I'm still a sucker for this stuff. The tart, grassy grapefuit of its sauvignon blanc. The hints of green apple and melon from the verdejo and/or viura (macabeo), which lends a still Cava quality to the wine. All seasoned with the alluvial soil that filters and stains these vines as they drink up from the deep earth, the River Duero gentle but awake in the breeze.