Martín Códax 2000 Rías Baixas Albariño ($13.99)
This clear, pale-gold Spanish wine offers delicate and appealing aromas of peaches and spice, with a hint of almonds in the background. Crisp and fresh, fruity but dry, with aromatic flavors that follow the nose. Not overly tart, but there's plenty of fresh-fruit acidity for balance, with the almond character adding just a hint of bitterness in the finish. US Importer: Cutting Edge Selections, Fairfax, Ohio., and other regional importers. (Feb 24, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Outstanding with a simple dish of flaked alder-smoked salmon in a Mornay-style sauce over farfalle pasta.

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