Bodegas Ontanon Akemi Rioja Blanco, Viura
Viura, Rioja, Spain, 2017 (750ml)
Unique in place and practice. Mourvedre is a favorite grape of mine and this is as “natural” as it gets without any additions (think extra sulfites here), fining/filtration. It comes from Limekiln Valley, an AVA you’ve probably never heard of (east of Monterey in San Benito Country). The flavors are dark but fresh and easily quaffable.