Sunday, April 7, 2013

Finca San Blas Blanco

Finca San Blas Blanco 2011
Valencia, Spain
Review: This wine is an interesting one with a nice, full body. It's a blend of three grapes: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Merseguera -- a Spanish variety widely planted around Valencia. The result is a dry wine with flavors of ripe green apples, white flowers, almonds and toast. The grapes are each vinified separately, with the Chardonnay spending three months in French oak. The wine is well balanced, with high acidity making it not only food friendly, but also great for warmer weather.

Food Pairing: Seafood all the way. The wine has briny note that just begs for a light, flaky white fish. 

Bottom Line: I liked this wine. It was nicely balanced and had some interesting flavors. I would have preferred it to have been just a tad less oak, but overall it was nice.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • PLACE: Utiel Requena DO (Denominación de Origen)
  • GRAPE: 40% Merseguera, 30% Chenin Blanc, 30% Chardonnay
  • AGEING: Chardonnay is aged 3 months in French oak
  • BOOZE: 13%
  • CELLAR: Drink now or hold for up to two years

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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