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Friday, December 04, 2009

Drink of the Week: González Byass Tio Pepe Fino

Often referred to as the liquid sunshine of Andalusia, fino sherry is an enchanting option for whetting the appetites of holiday dinner guests. This particular fino from González Byass—one of the region’s oldest sherry producers—is a classic example of the bone-dry style with earthy aromas of minerals and stone fruit unfolding into delicate, layered flavors of salty sea air, tangy citrus and briny olives. Made from the palomino grape and aged in the solera system for four years, this slightly fortified wine finishes with creamy almond notes that draw you in for another sip. Try it with passed hors d’oeuvres and hard cheeses, or with seafood-rich main courses.$16, klwines.com