Monday Night With A Spanish White

Looking back at the calendar, it’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 weeks since my last post.  Work has been so ridiculously busy, with two major project deadlines over the last two weeks, that I’ve been spent most of my time at work or sleeping.  While there are often one or two late nights in my week, almost every night for the last two weeks has been a late night.  In the midst of all the chaos and with my 2nd deadline looming ahead of me, I walked in the door a little late last Monday night, made some grilled chicken, and caught up with Hubby over dinner and a glass of wine.  As I had a bottle of Viña Leiriña left from a Spanish wine tasting that I put together several weeks ago, it seemed like the perfect bottle to open for the evening.

2008 Viña Leiriña

The 2008 Viña Leiriña (winery, snooth) is a blend of Treixadura, Albariño, and Godello grapes and had a medium lemon color.  On the nose, there were strong honeysuckle, white flower, and peach aromas, which were followed by hints of salt, lime, and wet stone.  In the mouth, there were peaches, limes, and wet stone, along with some white flowers, a touch of herbaceousness, and the flavor of contact lens solution.  The wine had low-to-medium acidity and a light-to-medium body.

Is this worth a glass after work? Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll have a decent, reliable glass of wine. The bottle I opened was a little flabby and disappointing, particularly after such a long day at work.  That said, the tasting in the store was full of a good, bright acidity, which left me wondering if the problem was my bottle rather than the wine.  So, while I wasn’t over the moon about the bottle I opened, I think this might be a wine that deserves a second chance from another bottle.

Overall: 3 Corks


    • says

      Natalie–I’m green with envy hearing about your upcoming trip to Spain. You’ll definitely have to fill us in on your trip and on some of the delicious wines you try.

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