May 2018 Albariño Tasting – James Melendez

Albariño is the perfect wine for summer sippin’. It’s taken the place of rosé (at least for the moment) in my book as my favorite $20 and under wine for relaxing on the patio. Cheers!

James the Wine Guy

I was delighted to participate in this large Snooth wine tasting featuring 11 Albariño on 16-May-2018 – it is unusual and, of course, a welcome experience to taste through so many wonderful Galician wines.

*****

Señorio de Rubios Robaliño Rías Baixas Albariño 2017

Scent: green apple, green pear, green fig, jasmine, and moist stone.
Palate: quince, green apple, hint of dried fig and green tea.

*****

Bodegas Alto de Torona Rosal Rías Baixas Albariño Caino Loureiro 2017

This wine has such a unique bottle – a great bottle format – nicely modern.  This wine is a composition of Albariño, Caino, and Loureiro.  Superbly low in ABV.

Scent: white nectarine, Adriatic fig, crushed oyster shell, and flowers.

Palate: Kiwi, fleshy yellow peach, green apple and hint of moist mineral.

*****

Condes de Albarei Rías Baixas Albariño 2016 

Scent: Meyer lemon, white peach, Italian fig and moist stones.

Palate: rich sweet lime, white tea, flowers…

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