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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2006 vintage.)
ProducerBuil & Giné (web)
RegionCastilla y León

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2011 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.2 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 16 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by moods on 9/23/2013 & rated 83 points: Tart apple, very sharp, slightly bitter. Maybe stalky? Barley sugars. Did wonder if it was slightly oxidized. (1109 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 5/19/2013: PnP served non-blind. Half went into the mussel dish, the other half with dinner. Consistent with prior bottles, a slightly better than avg example of the grape and region. 12,5% abv, thru 2014 (1413 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 5/3/2013: consistent with prior bottles. Bright, minerals, lemon-peach sherbet, saline undertones. recommended starter or aperitif wine. 12,5% abv, drink thru 2014 (1447 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 4/24/2013: consistent tn's. Held up over 2 nights. 12,5% abv, solid QPR, thru 2014 (1449 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 4/21/2013: synthetic cork. PnP served non-blind over the following hour. Consistent with prior bottles, a solid table/aperitif wine. Good/avg typicity, lower acids than I prefer. Tangerine, sea spray, peach skin, crushed rocks. Good, not great. 12,5% abv, thru 2014 (1432 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 4/11/2013: Consistently enjoyable. Red and green apples tossed with equal parts mineral, saline and light tropical. Medium bodied, avg acidity, avg finish. Solid food wine, and went especially well with Pineapple and Ham pizza generously splashed with Tabasco sauce. Yum. 12,5% abv, thru 2014 (629 views)
 Tasted by moods on 3/25/2013 & rated 86 points: Apple aromas, maybe slightly tropical too, a touch of cream/lees. Tart fruit palate. Shed loads of fruit. Rich and unctuous, almost marmalade-like but without the sugar. Apples and citrus peel. Definitely works well at $10 a pop. (363 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 3/16/2013: Consistent tn's. Well deserving of its modest price tag. 12,5% abv, drink thru 2014 (464 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 3/11/2013: PnP (synthetic cork, merde!) served non-blind over 2 nights, with both nights showing equally well. Pale toward light straw, with aromas of green apple, sea spray, oyster shell, ripe apricot. Crisp and puckering on the light-med body, with avg-avg plus complexity, flavors of lemon-lime, almond oil, apples and minerals; finishes cleanly. Impressive showing on night #2 as I had expected some type of decline, but it remained rock solid. 12,5% abv, drink thru 2014 (546 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 3/5/2013: consistent tn's. Quick aeration in decanter, returned to bottle, served at 50F. Great with a spicy scampi dish. 12,5% abv, drink thru 2014 (505 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 3/1/2013: consistent tn's. Very good typicity, especially so considering the price. Happy with my purchase and would gladly re-purchase. 12,5% abv, drink thru 2014 (466 views)
 Tasted by wine strategies on 2/28/2013: First from a case. My notes are consistent with Johann's. A good-very good bottle of sub $15 white. With prices as they are these days, I'm happy to find a well-made daily drinker that has a good sense of place, grape and vintage. recommended, 12,5% abv, drink thru 2014. I'll give my next one 20-30 minutes in a decanter. (439 views)
 Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 8/8/2012: High aromatics, mineral palate, fleshy. A little bit over at $17. (612 views)
 Tasted by DavidDay on 4/25/2012 & rated 89 points: Clean crisp verdejo (618 views)
 Tasted by Johann Von Mastiff on 12/26/2011 & rated 90 points: Green grassy yellowish color. The nose almost smellis like Sauvignon Blanc. Very grassy and bright with lemon skin and some stoney mineral notes. Palate is richer than I would haev expected. Good acid punch on the end. (796 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 10/12/2011 & rated 88 points: 2011 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting (City View at Metreon, San Francisco, California): Light yellow color; intense, tart apple nose; tart apple, tart peach, mineral palate; medium finish (1772 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, Recently Tasted Spanish Wines: Great Traditional Wines, A Few Overly Alcoholic Dinosaurs and More Old Rioja Notes Than Anyone Has A Right to Taste
(Nosis Verdejo- Buil & Giné) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, September 2011
(Buil and Gine Verdejo Nosis Rueda) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, September/October 2011, IWC Issue #158
(Buil and Gine Verdejo Nosis Rueda) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, Sep-11, IWC Issue #6300010 (9/1/2011)
(Buil and Gine Verdejo Nosis Rueda) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (10/12/2011)
(Buil & Giné Rueda Nosis) Light yellow color; intense, tart apple nose; tart apple, tart peach, mineral palate; medium finish  88 points
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Buil & Giné

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Verdejo thrives in Northwestern Castile continental climate and gravel soils. The grape gives aromatic wines, often soft with body.
Wines take on a slightly yellowish color, with a youthful, greenish hue. A crisp and fresh white variety with grassy notes, a touch of fruit and excellent level of acidity. The extract, a key factor when assessing the personality of great white wines, is perceived through its volume and its characteristic bitter touch, which leaves a glint of originality in the mouth, accompanied by a rich fruity expression. These wines are harmonious, and their aftertaste invites to go on drinking.


Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.

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