Very pale in color, with a slight gold-green tint, and a tiny splash of bubbles that disappear immediately. The nose is a bit shy, as if two blocks away somebody cut the front yard and caught half a lemon in the mower blades. On the palate it is all citrus and freshness. It is all lemon-lime, fresh with acids and a hint of bubbles. Drink with ceviche on a sunny summer deck. Recommended. DH

WHO: Quinta das Arcas
WHAT: White blend
WHERE: Vinho Verde, Minho, Portugal
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $10 (media sample)

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David Honig