A beautiful wine, knife-sharp and fresh on the edge, rounded on the back with floral delicacy. Citrus, passionfruit, and white florals waft up from the glass on the nose. Lime and blood oranges lead, moving toward melon on the mid-palate, all with citrus zing and a hint of salinity. Fresh-squeezed lime and grapefruit pith linger on the finish. Drink with grilled shrimp. Highly recommended (92). DH

WHO: Quinta de Gomariz
WHAT: Alvarinho
DESIGNATION: “Colheita Sellecionada”
WHERE:  Portugal, Minho
WHEN: 2012
PRICE: $20

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David Honig
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David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.