2011 Ameztoi Rosé Getariako Txakolina "Rubentis"
This rosé from the Spanish Basque country is something different. Grown on the hillside vineyards above the small fishing town of Getaria, the Ameztoi "Rubentis" is essentially a pink Txakolina made with a blend of white and red grapes. Ever so slightly pétillant, it has the minerality and a bright citrusy quality that makes it ideal with spicy foods. Open a bottle with fiery Thai or Indian dishes. I love it with ceviche, anything with anchovies or sardines. It's also great with tapas, paella and grilled fish. And perfect for that moment when you're kicking back before dinner.
Region: Pais Vasco
Price: About $20
Style: Dry and minerally, with a slight effervescence
What It Goes With: Spicy food, anchovies, tapas, paella, grilled fish
Where to Find It: K&L; Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; La Costa Wine Co. in Carlsbad, (760) 431-8455, lacostawineco.com; the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, http://www.thewinecountry.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.