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Encostas do Lima 2011 Vinho Verde

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Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde bottleI mean, really, how could I resist?  A bottle of wine with my name on the label.  Appropriately enough, the price was right at $9.97.  Like the Joel Gott sauvignon blanc mentioned a few days ago, this was an impulse buy at the checkout counter at Artisan Wine Depot.  (I’ll review the tasting of Neyers Vineyards wines tomorrow.  That was the reason for our visit today.)

My lovely wife’s reaction: “Really, really good ginger ale.”  From my youth in the midwest, memories of Vernor’s old-fashioned ginger ale were triggered.  This wine is just that good.

The Eocnstas do Lima 2011 Vinho Verde is typical of the youthful exuberance found in most of these “green” wines.  This one assuredly does not taste green.  With just a hint of secondary fermentation, the wine has aromas of white peaches and nectarines.  The flavor is not complicated, lime and a bit of melon.  If we had not already picked the Gott sauvignon blanc as our wine bargain of the month, this would be our choice.

Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde

Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde


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