Arindo Rueda 2014

Sometimes, all you need at the end of a long day is a cold glass of white wine. You need a simple sipper, just something that is delicious and takes the edge off, letting you unwind without a lot of fuss. It’s a wine that isn’t screaming for you to look at it and assess its aromas, colors and taste, because who wants to always be analyzing things? Your brain has probably worked hard enough today as it is.

Bodegas Shaya “Arindo” Verdejo 2014 is exactly that easy sipping wine. It’s not a simple wine per se, but it’s also not a wine that’s going to try and take up all of your energy by calling attention to itself. It is happy to just be in your glass, soothing you as you unwind.

The wine pours a pale yellow and releases wafts of lemon, peach and fragrant floral aromas. In the mouth the acidity is bright, delivering a refreshing lemon pucker. You might pick up flavors of pear, melon, apples and even a bit of honey that delivers a sweetness that is nicely balanced by the acidity on the finish. And with an average price of $12 a bottle, it’s a great buy to have on hand in your fridge, ready to go as soon as you’re ready to unplug.

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Bodegas Shaya “Arindo” Verdejo 2014 was provided to VinePair as a sample.