Enchanting aromas of fresh vanilla blossom, woven through waves of lychee and touches of coconut deliver an unforgettable entree for the lucky individual tasting this wine. On the palate the vanilla notes continue, with soft vanilla cream and mascarpone playing off a bright, quince like acidity.
Verdejo does represent a rather precious grape in California as it is quite uncommon. Outside its native home of Rueda, in northern central Spain, this grape was almost unheard of until the 1980s, when a few Spanish winemakers took the risk to put these ancestral grapes through modern winemaking processes to produce some amazing dry, white table wines. When you taste this reserve example you know they were vindicated.
Food Pairing Notes
A deliciously complex wine that is a perfect choice for pollo en pepitoria (chicken in almond sauce).