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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 6 
ProducerBodegas y Vinedos Shaya
DesignationOld Vines
RegionCastilla y León
UPC Code(s)851115002027

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2012 (based on 6 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.1 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 92 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by RobertVitello on 11/17/2013: Not big fans of Chardonnay, but this was nice. (2157 views)
 Tasted by Motz on 10/10/2013 & rated 91 points: Just a beautiful wine! Gorgeous bouquet of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, lemongrass, and minerality. Excellent palate, mouthcoating texture, rich, ripe, and with great acid. Long, chalky finish. Outstanding! (2400 views)
 Tasted by kevjenw on 11/30/2012 & rated 87 points: Nice semi-dry white. Some green apple fruit, with med-high acid, and semi-dry finish. Buy again: Yes (4074 views)
 Tasted by birdman5828 on 9/23/2012 & rated 88 points: Nice fruit and minerality. Mouthfeel was viscous. (4443 views)
 Tasted by birdman5828 on 9/23/2012 & rated 88 points: Good fruit and minerality opened up nicely with some time in the glass. Viscous mouthfeel. (4507 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 8/18/2012 & rated 88 points: "Go To Wines" $15 and under (Shari's house): Pale gold color. Pop and pour, drank 1 glass over 30 minutes. Nose shows good minerality, but was slow to reveal more, developing green apple and white flowers. The palate is fairly round, toasted, light oak, green fruits, abundant minerals. More muted than the bottle 8 months ago, fruit seems to be fading. This is probably past prime, drink up. (3388 views)
 Tasted by degrandcru on 8/12/2012 & rated 87 points: Apple, grapefruit, lime and grasses. A hint of sweetness which makes it great for asian food. Very nice. (2711 views)
 Tasted by Pour Boy on 7/8/2012 & rated 89 points: Dusty on the nose, like a good white Burgundy. Lots of acidity on the palate and finish. Drank unaccompanied, but would have been good at the dinner table. (1577 views)
 Tasted by wineOK on 6/3/2012 & rated 79 points: Not feeling this white today. There is a skunky bitter component to this that I did not enjoy. Not a bad wine just not my taste. (1668 views)
 Tasted by linserge on 5/21/2012: good value, fairly crisp, needs air (1821 views)
 Tasted by g & t on 5/11/2012 & rated 90 points: It's a shame, but this bottle's steadily going down-hill, with decreasing apple intensity and more obvious/harsh acid. It's a 90 for now, but more like 89+. Drink 'em if you got em. (1813 views)
 Tasted by Janstan on 4/18/2012 & rated 86 points: Good with pea soup. Medium body, very crisp not fruity. Would go with a variety of foods (2104 views)
 Tasted by Evil Homer on 3/25/2012 & rated 88 points: Remembering this being very nice. Stinging acidity with nice fruit flavours mixed with minerality and slate (2097 views)
 Tasted by Raul on 3/18/2012 & rated 87 points: COLOUR DEPTH: pale/medium; COLOUR HUE: yellow; CLARITY: clear; AROMA INTENSITY: moderate; DEVELOPMENT: youthful; AROMAS: fruits, citrus, floral; DRY/SWEET: very dry; BODY: light/medium; ACIDITY: lively/fresh; FLAVOURS INTENSITY: moderate; FLAVOURS: floral, tropical fruits; FINISH: medium (2086 views)
 Tasted by gwkozar on 2/18/2012 & rated 88 points: Green vegetable nose. Light acid, round, some lemon. Agree with sauvignon blanc similarity (2211 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 1/30/2012 & rated 89 points: Nice wine. Slightly sweet on the attack versus my uber dry preference, but has a great crystalline minerality on the mid and finish. 89. Reminds me a bit of the southern right sauv blanc from s africa. (2435 views)
 Tasted by g & t on 1/29/2012 & rated 91 points: Superb white wine - tasted like a $16 white for sure. Beautiful green apple and other fruits with a nice acid/crisp backbone. Medium finish with minerals and florals to keep your palate agile. Wish I had more for the $8 price I originally paid for it. I can't think of a better white for under $10 - if only I could continue finding it for under $10. (2537 views)
 Tasted by TPB on 1/27/2012 & rated 89 points: Very good value. (2446 views)
 Tasted by BeyondTheMargin.net on 1/18/2012 & rated 88 points: Acidic. Slightly green. Some grass and hints of green apple (likely related to the acidity). Ok (2540 views)
 Tasted by abqdeb on 1/10/2012 & rated 85 points: a little flat tasting compared to previous vintages and other bottles. (2789 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 1/1/2012 & rated 89 points: New Year's Day Dinner (Jan's): Pale green color. Drank a small pour over 15 minutes. Nice nose of apple, light minerals, florals. The palate is consistent, light bodied, nice acidity, medium finish. Very nice, great QPR. 89+pts.to 90pts. (2950 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/18/2011 & rated 88 points: Another nice showing, albeit simple. Citrus and melons. Very clean and crisp. Good QPR play. (3398 views)
 Tasted by kevjenw on 11/2/2011 & rated 82 points: Good, dry white; nice acid with green apple and dry finish; Buy again for a dry white (3046 views)
 Tasted by dwaynelm on 10/14/2011 & rated 87 points: Pear and minerality. Reminds me of a roussane. Good alternative to a chard. Nice lime acidity. (3494 views)
 Tasted by whits on 10/11/2011 & rated 88 points: light straw color, fresh and ripe white fruit aromas, refreshing and crisp, this is the end of summertime in your mouth, tropical fruit, kiwi, lemon, stones and citrus, a wine with character and zest, nothing too fancy, but very nice, good match with homemade chicken soup (3554 views)
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By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153
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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.

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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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