Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain is renowned for its seafood, which is some of the best on the planet. And what wine is an ideal match with shellfish and crustaceans? Why, Albariño, which comes from that same corner of Spain.
Pazo de Senorañs consistently makes one of the best Albariños in Spain, but in 2010 — a great vintage in Rias Baixas — the estate, which dates back to the 16th century, made a truly great one.
Aged sur lie, the 2010 is wonderfully complex, with hints of apple, lemon and flowers. It has the deep minerality and bracing acidity that pairs so well with seafood.
Drink it with oysters, clams or mussels. It's great with sushi too. And that thick tuna steak you're thinking of grilling? Bring it on.
Price: $18 to $27
Where to find it: Amazing Grapes Wine Store in Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 888-9007, http://www.amazinggrapeswinestore.com; Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454, http://www.manhattanfinewines.com; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www.wallywine.com; the Wine Club in Santa Ana, (714) 835-6485, http://www.thewineclub.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com