I’m always in favor of a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc or white Bordeaux. I love the crisp, light fruity flavor and the minerally or grassy finish.
So, I was quite pleased when I met another vino with a similar flavor profile. I first tried the Santiago Ruiz Blanco, made predominately with the Spanish Albariño grape, at my favorite Spanish restaurant, The Harvest Vine in Seattle. I’ve been hooked ever since.
This review, from Sommelier Stacy Slinkard’s wine blog says it all…
The Santiago Ruiz Blanco is one white wine that can certainly stand the test of winter’s reds and hold its own when it comes to food pairings or as an apertif. This is an elegant, full-bodied white wine made from Spain’s Albarino grape, which provides and excellent acid structure to showcase the delicate fruit flavors of apple, peach and citrusy limes. The Rias Baixas region of northwestern Spain is worth keeping a steady eye on in the coming years, as a rising star in the world of wine.”
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