Wine Find

June 04, 2008|By [Michael Dresser]

2007 Lee Family Farm Verdelho, Silvaspoons Vineyard

From:

Alta Mesa, Calif.

Price:

$15

Serve with:

Grilled seafood, sushi

Verdelho is an obscure Portuguese white-wine grape that ought to be better known if this wine is any indicator. It's a lush, ripe, dry wine that doesn't depend on oak for backbone or flavor interest. It offers a complex mix of peach, cherry, honey, mineral and herbs and a clean, persistent finish. What a delightful alternative to yet another chardonnay!

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