2009 Grupo Yllera Rueda Tierra Buena, Castilla y León, Spain

¡A nice little white blend (80% Verdejo, 10% Viura, 10% Sauvignon Blanc) from España!  Bought this bottle at my favorite local shop when a rep form the winery (¡all the way from SPAIN!) was hosting a tasting on a Saturday in February.  This crisp white made me long for spring/summer evenings on the patio. ¡It did not disappoint!

Not a ton on the nose of this one:  got a slight citrus and some melon.  The palate, however, was another story…

The Tierra Buena (that means “good soil” for those of you who are “Google Translate” deficient) had a nice, crisp, delicate acidity that carried some nice tropical fruit to the taste buds.  I first got some honeysuckle, followed by some nice lemon zest and a hint of pineapple.  As the wine warmed a bit, I got a little grapefruit, as well.  This light-bodied white wine had a crisp, clean, delightful finish. ¡Color me impressed!

I paid a whopping $9 American Dollars for this wine. ¡For under $10, I say try this white!  It’s a nice little wine for the patio or back yard, whether on a lazy Saturday afternoon or after work with some creamy cheese before dinner.  It’s a great blend that gets the job done.  I am looking forward to opening the Grupo Yllera Rueda 100% Verdejo I bought on the same trip to the local wine shop.  Get this wine if you can.  You won’t be disappointed and even if you are, it’s less than $10—suck it up!  You’ve spent more on things you’ve been WAY less happy with.

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