Gold, with glints of green, the 2005 has a scent of pear and peach or apricot, a little grass too. The taste is ripe and smooth with a refreshing citrus and mineral bite, which makes it a natural with food.
--S. Irene Virbila
Region: Valdeorras, Spain
Price: $15 to $18
Style: Ripe and minerally
Food it goes with: Seared scallops, seafood curry or a mushroom tart.
Where you find it: John & Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, www.johnand; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.klwines.com; Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese in Los Angeles, (323) 856-8699; and Silver Lake Wine in Los Angeles, (323) 662-9024, www.silverlake.