A top-down Lotus drive through a citrus field on Sunday morning. Fantastic alby that proves the breed. This bears the barrel-fermented labeling and is a step up from the other La Val’s without it. Buttery but by texture, not the fake margarine of California chardonnay. Nose is pure lemon. On the palate, it’s tart apple. Finishes nice with some lingering vanilla. Recommended.

La Val Orballo Rías Baixas Albariño - Spain - 2015
4.5