La Ina is considered by many critics to be one of the benchmark Spanish Finos. Bone-dry with a lovely pale-straw hue, this medium-bodied sherry features fresh apple, almond and yeast flavors from its biological aging under a protective layer of flor yeast. La Ina is an ideal companion for olives, nuts, cheese, anchovies, sardines, shrimp or grilled sausages, and should always be served well chilled.
Like other reviewers, I became enamored of La Ina while my husband was stationed at Rota ('76-79) and we had friends in Jerez who were acquainted with the Domecq family. I immediately fell in love with this crisp, pale, dry sherry. I've searched for it everywhere I've lived in the US but have only found online vendors.
While stationed in Rota, Spain for 3 1/2 years (near Jerez) my wife and I became hooked on this very, dry, light sherry. It is difficult to find however. But if you like a dry fino, this is the best you can find. It was $2.20 a bottle in the package store when we start started drinking it. That was back in 1972, but it still has the same great taste.
I got hook on this Sherry when I was in Spain by the way you can buy for about $8.00 US in Spain The area I was in was only 10 miles from Domecq Why can't I get it here in the states. The stores carry the other Domecq products but not La Ina