This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of ten top wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article, Atlantic Spain: It’s Always About the Weather… . Enjoy an excerpt from this article and notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Stretching from Galicia in the far northwest and along the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay to the Basque Country, Atlantic Spain is the country’s coolest winegrowing region. Mostly indigenous varieties that are grown virtually nowhere else in Spain are the rule. The almost universally ocean-influenced climate and the intrinsic character of those local grapes define vibrant wines that are increasingly capturing the attention of wine lovers across the globe.” --Josh Raynolds, Atlantic Spain: It’s Always About the Weather…, June 2021 1. 2019 Agro de Bazán Albariño Granbazán Etiqueta Ambar 2. 2020 Ameztoi Rosé Rubentis Getariako Txakolina 3. 2019 Bodegas Palacio De Fefiñanes Albariño de Fefiñanes 4. 2017 Descendientes de José Palacios Villa de Corullón 5. 2018 Do Ferreiro Albariño 6. 2019 Lagar de Cervera Albariño 7. 2018 Marqués de Cáceres Albariño Deusa Nai 8. 2018 Pazo de Señorans Albariño 9. 2020 Txomin Etxaniz Getariako Txakolina 10. 2019 Zarate Albariño El Palomar

Zarate

El Palomar Rías Baixas Albariño 2019

Delectable Wine
9.4

Limpid, green-tinged yellow. Bright and incisive on the nose, displaying intense citrus and orchard fruit aromas complemented by suggestions of jasmine, iodine and sweet butter. Sappy, penetrating and seamless on the palate, offering sappy pear nectar, peach, tangerine and honeysuckle flavors that deepen through the back half, with no loss of energy. Closes with repeating pear and floral notes and a lingering suggestion of dusty minerality. Raised in a 2,220-liter neutral oak cask, with full malo. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Do Ferreiro

Rías Baixas Albariño 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Green-tinged straw. Vibrant, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit qualities on the nose, along with a suave floral topnote. Shows fine definition and mineral lift to the juicy pear and Meyer lemon flavors, which take on a hint of tarragon with air. The floral and mineral notes dominate a long, focused finish that features a suggestion of bitter quinine. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Ameztoi

Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.2

Shimmering orange-pink. Pungent cherry and red berry scents take on floral and spice nuances with air. Shows silky texture and good depth to the zesty red currant and bitter cherry flavors, which turn sweeter through the midpalate. Smoothly blends heft and energy and finishes long and nervy, with a hint of bitter orange pith adding final bite. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Txomin Etxaniz

Txakoli Getariako Txakolina White Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.2

Limpid, green-hued straw. Taut and sharply focused on the nose, displaying vibrant citrus zest, quince and floral scents and a chalky mineral overtone. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering juicy lemon, green apple and honeysuckle flavors and a spicy touch of ginger. Displays firm tension and spicy cut on the finish, which hangs on with strong, mineral-driven tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Lagar de Fornelos

Lagar de Cervera Rías Baixas Albariño 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Pale, green-tinged yellow. Mineral-accented Meyer lemon and quince aromas show fine clarity and complementary hints of honeysuckle and ginger. Minerally and seamless in texture, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a deeper melon nuance that emerges on the back half. Shows impressive energy and finishes silky and long, with a floral note hanging on. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes

Rías Baixas Albariño de Fefiñanes 2019

Delectable Wine
9.2

Limpid, green-tinged yellow. Sharply focused, mineral-driven lemon pith, pear skin and tarragon scents pick up a floral nuance with air. Shows distinct saltiness and sharp focus as well as depth on the palate, offering sappy Meyer lemon, pear and honeycomb flavors and a touch of herbacity. Finishes long and chewy, with the floral and tarragon notes repeating. This wine's intriguing, savory and briny character is pretty wild, and I can vouch for how well it works with raw oysters and clams. In the context of world-class white wines, this one delivers simply amazing value. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Pazo de Señorans

Rías Baixas Albariño 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Light chartreuse. Expressive, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by subtle floral and herb notes. Penetrating Meyer lemon, pear, honeysuckle and ginger flavors take a turn to deeper peach and melon with air. Conveys depth but comes off lithe, finishing with sharp definition and resonating floral and mineral flourishes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Marqués de Cáceres

Deusa Nai Rías Baixas Albariño 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Glistening straw. Vibrant and precise on the nose, displaying fresh citrus and orchard fruit, floral and mineral scents. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering sappy Meyer lemon and pear flavors and a spicy dash of ginger. Fleshes out with air, picking up a honeydew melon quality that carries through the long, silky finish. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Descendientes de José Palacios

Villa de Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2017

Delectable Wine
9.4

Deep, brilliant violet. Powerful red and blue fruit aromas show sharp delineation and pick up suave floral and exotic spice nuances with aeration. Juicy and densely packed, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry and cherry flavors that show a hint of gaminess, underscored by a vein of smoky minerality. Shows solid, spicy thrust on the impressively long finish, which is given shape by smooth, polished tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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Agro de Bazán

Granbazan Etiqueta Ambar Rías Baixas Albariño 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Pale yellow. Fresh melon, white peach and tangerine aromas pick up a smoky mineral accent with aeration. Concentrated, spice- and mineral-tinged citrus and pit fruit and honeydew flavors tighten up steadily through the midpalate. Closes long and silky, with repeating peach and mineral nuances and a lingering floral nuance. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
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