Baron de Ley, Rioja Blanco (Spain) 2022

($14, Carolina Wine Brands):  White Rioja, made chiefly from Viura, represents a little under 10 percent of the plantings in the region and is making a resurgence in the marketplace.  This light and zesty one delivers a hint of minerality accompanied by refreshing saline-like acidity.  Its palate-cleansing character makes it a fine choice for shellfish this summer.
87 Michael Apstein May 30, 2023