Liz's Benchmark Bottles:
2012 Quinta de Foz de Arouce Branco
This is going to sound weird, but when I tasted this wine, it felt like it was alive, like it was dancing in my mouth. It was oily, spicy, and briny and had flavors like lemon and yellow apple. I always think back to it because of the endless possibilities it offers for pairing—olive-y dishes or things from the sea, rich white fish, you name it.