It’s not often that a wine makes your taste buds do a double take while your brain leaps forward to grasp what just took place in your mouth.

That’s exactly what happened to me when I tasted Bonny Doon Vineyard’s 2008 Albariño.

On the nose, I picked up citrus blossoms and pleasing delicate green herbs. But this did nothing to prepare me for what happened when I took my first sip – a lime explosion! My eyes widened and I had to pause and let my brain catch up. Then I took another sip, and another. I was hooked.

The wine is crisp and bone-dry but beautifully balanced. The prominent lime flavors are reminiscent of mellow limeade and are followed by a hint of fresh ginger and even a bit of salt.

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