SevenFifty Daily: The 20 Breakout Bottles of 2018


SevenFifty Daily: The 20 Breakout Bottles of 2018

SevenFifty Daily: The 20 Breakout Bottles of 2018

Castro Ventosa El Castro de Valtuille Godello 2015, Bierzo, Spain; $16/glass, $64/bottle

Selected by Elizabeth Sammuri, wine and beverage director, Flagstaff House; Boulder, Colorado

“Given that Flagstaff House, a fine-dining spot with outdoor terraces that’s set atop Flagstaff Mountain, has a cellar of more than 16,000 wines, with some iconic bottles, Sammuri recognizes that this Godello could easily have been overlooked by diners. But she believed in the quality of this wine from experimental winemaker Raul Perez’s family estate and added it to the tasting menu before pouring it by the glass. Selling between six and seven cases since the spring was far more than Sammuri expected. “We’ve had really positive feedback,” she says. “The wine has so much character and complexity and is anything but boring.” She describes it as reminiscent of aged Chablis, with excellent texture and complexity.”

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