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!
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This reminded me of a high quality Albarino. It was light and crisp with aromas of green apples and decent acidity. If I had to decide between drinking this and a Zima, I may very well choose the Shaya.
Slatey river rock, green apple, banana nose with some sweeter acacia notes too. Nice acidity on the palate with great weight and interesting salinity. Beautifully clean expression with excellent concentration.
Very light golden color. The nose shows citrus fruit, with fresh herbs and a touch of blackcurrant. On the palate, oily grapefruit and passion fruit show through underlying mineral notes. Finishes crisp.
Popped and poured. Had with salmon dinner and consumed over the next 3 hours. Light silver color. Nose of melon, lemon, lychee and apricot. Taste of apricot, green apples, a little citrus and has a mineral aspect on the finish. Medium weight; paired well with the fish.
This smells suspiciously like sauvignon blanc but with very nice mineral notes as in a Muscadet; there's also some dried herbs in the nose and a little lemon peel, making this quite layered and fairly complex. The mouth is nicely viscous, very dry, vibrant, with excellent extract and a medium plus finish. Beautiful and classic Verdejo.
Discovering Wine: Pale yellow and light bodied, the Shaya Verdejo has a nose of green apples. In the mouth, it has a chalky feel, with tastes of green apple, pear and a hint of spearmint that rounds out the wine. The finish is short to medium with green apple. Overall, this wine doesn't grab me, it's a combination and style that I will always find to be something that I find unattractive.
Fresh and bright with green melon, honeysuckle, citrus and tart green apple aromas. Light bodied and a touch lean with green melon, lime and mineral flavors that are framed by bright acidity. I think this wine would be more fun with a bit more flesh.
Pop & pour: Quite a nice intro for my foray into Spanish wines. Very pale in color with a nose of various tropical melons and peaches. A unique palate of more tropical fruit. It is made from the verdejo grape. Will have to try more.
I like this wine. Pretty nose - floral and tropical fruit. Taste-wise: good acidity with citrus and pineapple flavors. I also got a bit of minerality and maybe a little "gasoline" taste on the back-end. Kind of interesting. Only bought one bottle, but would definitely buy again.
This is a straight shooter with a high delicious factor. Loads of pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Fruity, concentrated flavors. Coming back to this after a Chinon, it seems sweet in comparison, though that's probably just the fruitiness. Nice clean finish. Lively acidity. Definitely thinking this is a bit like the Spanish equivalent of a Vouvray (Chenin Blanc). Cheaper, more pineapple, less lychee, and a bit lower in concentration + acidity in comparison.
Mildly corked. Won't rate, but could still enjoy this though it was attenuated. Kind of like a Loire Chenin Blanc, more weighted to pineapple in profile. Nice body and balance. Assuming a good bottle would have more in your face fruit.
Pale yellow wine with a light body. Green apple dominates the nose. Lots of juicy acidity in the mouth, with tastes of green apple, lime and a hint of peach. The finish is short with peach and green apple.
Pale straw color. Nose: green apple, guava, a hint of starfruit, some lemongrass, and river stone. Medium/lighter body on the similar palate: pink grapefruit/guava leading out supported by kiwi, lemongrass, and zingy lemon/lime acidity. Some lingering white pepper, crushed rock, and steely minerality on the moderate/long finish. Wonderful intensity of flavor. A tiny notch below the '08, but still excellent. Brilliant value.
Just a quick follow-up, this verdejo tasted great on a Summer afternoon with ripe Calif. nectarines (piece of nectarine, sip of wine, repeat ... repeat). Also mixed cold spring water with the wine 33-66% and 50-50 and liked that, too. Verdejo comes from NW Spain, not too far from where Godello and Albarino originate. Not sure if Rueda's climate is drier than Galicia, but the regions are nearby. I'm a fan of all three grapes now.
Tested circa 55 deg F from a preservation machine. This wine was so crisp and refreshing yet not heavy, it was like a large dose of cool minerally water after a long dry run through the woods. Unlike 99% of wines I sample, this wine would be easy to lift to the lips and chug-a-lug like a beer in the Aussie Outback. Well, not really a good idea given 13.5% abv. The wine was clean, crisp, and refreshing in the true sense, with satisfying grassy, floral, mineral, and some fruit (melon, hints of tart apple, pear) in excellent balance and roughly equal proportions. Nose of green nectarine and grass. I had to buy a bottle. 100% verdejo.
I notice some pine straw on the nose with underlying fruits and acidity that is too complex for me to distinguish. On the palette I get a nice complex pineapple and minerality that allows for a nice lingering finish.
Perhaps I am overrating this because of the 100+ degree weather, but this truely fits the bill for warm weather sipping. Peach, melon and citrus flavors, with a steeley gun-metal edge. Almost vinho verde like, but with a bit more weight. Delicious.