Sunday, April 13, 2014

Laxas & Filon

No, they're not from Greek mythology or a little-known accounting firm. These are the latest bottles to climb aboard the Wine Armada.

The light-bodied 2012 Laxas AlbariƱo is full of ripe pear, lemon/lime notes, followed by a mineral-laden, refreshing finish. Think any type of seafood and this Spanish white, from the cool climates of Rias Baixas, will make your dish sing.

The 2012 Filon Garnacha originates from the highest reaches of Calatayud, in ancient soils of quartz and slate. The 30-40 year old vines that struggle in this environment produce grapes with intensely concentrated black cherry and raspberry flavors. Low tannins and savory acidity on the long finish make this $8.00, 90-point scoring wine, your perfect match for Springtime grilling.