One might think an Albarino that is five years old would be way past it. Maybe more so if it were from California. In this case, anyway, that would not be true. This was drinking quite well. As I don't know the winery, it is not possible to say how this drunk younger or if it is better or worse now. It is, however, still quite enjoyable. Yellow golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is all about minerals with a bit of alfalfa. With air, a bit of citrus (lime?). On the palate, this has a nice cut. The lime comes out more. Refreshing. Good finish. It is light bodied. Indeed
Pretty cool to be able to try a Finger Lakes Albariño. Unfortunately, this bottle seemed very off. That said, a couple of people (with respected palates) at the tasting quite enjoyed the wine. Light green/gold in color. The nose has wet rocks, hay and plenty of plastic band-aid notes. Typically, that is a sign of a brettanomyces yeast infection. That is not always a bad thing, but it is a bit rare to be found in a white wine. On the palate, the plastic note continues along with a bitter grapefruit juice finish. I am curious if this was an off bottle or typical from the winery. It w
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