Pretty light gold color, the Fino presents delicate aromas of nuts and hints of dried fruit. Light-weight and completely dry, the finish ends with notes of green apples, almonds and sea salt.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points - Baked pear, roasted salted almonds, burnt orange peel, purple wild flower, and green olive rise from the glass. The palate is smooth and salty, with brine and olive bringing up the back end along with roasted peanut. The finish is briny and lasts. (Jul 2015)
Wine Spectator 89 points - The singed walnut and Brazil nut notes show a flicker of caramel. Smoke and green tea accents glide through the finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. JM
(Jun 15 2013)
Bodegas Dios Baco was founded in 1765 by the Vergara family and a British firm. In the early 20th century, Sr. Juan Vergara partnered with Sr. Juan Palomino to form the conglomerate, "Los Doce Disciples, or the Twelve Disciples. The principal cellar amongst the original twelve was Bodegas Dios Baco.
In 1992, the Paez Morilla family bought the property and began extensive renovations in the cellar and the vineyards. Currently managed by Jose Paez Morilla, his mission is to produce handcrafted, small-production lots of traditionally made Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, Cream and Pedro Ximenez.
|Once the cellar master has categorized the wine as Fino, it is fortified to about 15 % alcohol. The Palomino Fino is introduced to the Manzanilla Solera where it remains in barrel for a minimum of five years.