Crisp and nervy, this Txakolina from the Spanish Basque country has more depth than most and a welcome minerality. Scented with Key lime and jasmine, it ends on a slight bitter note, just enough to make you want to take another sip. A serious wine.
Of course, it's a brilliant match with crudo or sushi, a chilled seafood platter or grilled fish. Have it with salt-cured anchovies drizzled with olive oil, which is what winemakers typically serve with their Txakolina in the tasting room.
Region: Bizkaiko Txakolina, Spain
Price: $18 to $22
Style: Crisp and aromatic
What it goes with: Crudo, chilled seafood, grilled fish, anchovies on toast
Where to find it: BestWinesOnline, (888) 817-8880; http://www.bestwinesonline.com; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, http://www.thewinecountry.com; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (800) 76WINEX, http://www.winex.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times