This has always been a favorite value wine. Although the wine sees no oak, it spends four months on the lees leaving a creamy texture and notes that resemble oak. Green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose has some vanilla, along with pears and lanolin. Light to medium bodied. On the palate, there is a nice green apple note with plenty of energy. A bit of salinity on the finish. This drinks well on its own and would pair quite well with shellfish. Drink over the next few years.
Light silver/gold in color. The nose has lots of minerality, crushed shells and some lemon. Also a bit steely. On the palate, this is crisp and lean. Steely with lots of minerality/chalk. Just a hint of viscosity on the midpalate. Clean finish. This would work well with seafood or other lighter foods. Nice for summer sipping, Ranges in price from $13 to $18. Drink now.
This wine, made by a large Co-Op is always a great value in refreshing, crisp white wines. It is from the northwest corner of Spain. Light, pale yellow gold in color. The nose has seashells, salinity and also a nice crisp green apple note. Light bodied. On the palate, this has a nice bite. Lots of energy. The apple notes come thru as well. Moderate finish. This goes well with sea food and salads. it also drinks well on its own, especially outdoors on a warm evening. It should be consumed in the next year. And, then buy the next vintage.
Good showing for this wine despite being four years from vintage. Light yellow gold in color. The nose has a nice minerality with chervil and slight peach. On the palate, there is a crisp underlying minerality along with a peach and citrus component. Good acidity. This is fresh and lively. It will work with most lighter and medium foods and be great with seafood and fresh salads.
This was another crowd pleaser. People kept asking to know more Albarino and how to say Rias Baixas. I was able to help with the former, but they were on their own with the later. Silvery green gold in color. The nose is nice if not ebullient. Slightly saline with crushed shells and slight pears. On the palate, this has a nice slightly oily texture. The palate is all about minerality. The finishes turns tart green apples in a good and refreshing way. Quite food friendly for all but the heartiest of dishes. This is a bit more full bodied than most Albarino's from Spain. That is ne
Light golden in color. A very nice nose of crushed sea shells with bits of lime. Not as good on the palate but still ok. Nice minerality but it turns a bit bitter. I would like to see a bit more acidity as well. It would work well with sea food for sure.