Last of the bottle for this vintage and will require a reload. As mentioned in the previous notes, good balance of acid, medium plus weight but not flabby, stone fruit and pear, resulting in what is the best of Viognier and chardonnay. I should take a point off for the size of the bottle, it might be a champagne bottle or bigger.
What a lovely wine this is! The fruit is beautiful - reminds me of a riper/ richer style Albarino. There is just a kiss of oak to accompany an almost (but not quite) Chardonnay-like richness, with more of a sweet stone-fruit and tangerine profile, than apple/ orchard. Great "off the beaten path" wine to try.
Aromas of Stoney mineral, lemon and flowers. Not as creamy as the 2010, this has flavors of mango, lemon, lime and ends with a nice mineralilty. Beautiful acidity here as well and the finish is very pleasing.
Holiday Spanish Wines 2014; 7/4/2014-7/21/2014: Honeyed lemon on the nose. A bit too much lemony acidity on the palate for my taste. The oak is pretty well integrated, but I didn't find this the most giving of wines. Didn't really call one back for another glass. 13.5%. [replacement bottle for one that was corked, exchanged without fuss by the shop.]
Godello is a rounded and full-bodied variety, reminiscent of Sémillon. This wine features an excellent and juicy mouthfeel. Citrus and fall fruits dominate the palate. A healthy whack of oak shows on the finish, along with a slightly bitter edge. These should settle with time.
A lively and persistent yeast remarkably evocative of champagne leaps out of the glass and is the most distinctive aspect of this wine. Out of the gate the flavor is aggressively floral and mouth filling without being unctuous thanks to a satisfying slatey minerality, but the oak marks this as more fat than lean. However, the next day, the floral element having dissipated, the earthy minerality really comes to the fore and makes this a very distinctive and delightful white.
Always enjoyable. Medium gold color. Pear and floral nose. Stone fruit and pear flavors. Medium finish. Medium acidity. Medium plus weight. Excellent wine for seafood. This wine receives bonus points for the "what the heck is godello?" after people taste it for the first time.
Bright and concentrated flavors of pear, stone fruit and lemon peel, with excellent balancing acidity with an undertone of chalky slate and minerals. This is less full bodied than previous vintages, but I think even more delicious -- more restrained, more balanced and another great value.
Another excellent vintage of this wine. Less rich than the 2010 but greater purity with juicy citrus and an intensely stony core. Stylistically - and qualitatively - this bears comparison with Côte de Beaune 1er Crus; one of the finest Godellos I've tasted.
Rock solid. Taste like a combination of chardonnay and viognier which is a good thing. The balance is perfect between the zesty fruit and acid. Always a great pairing with shrimp, and dare I say, grilled asparagus.