Category Archives: Albarino

2008 La Cana Albarino

la_cana_albarinoPlatinum color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, pineapple, pear, yellow flowers, grass, lemon rind, mineral, not oaky, with subtle earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, brilliant acidity, lemon, lime, floral component, slight tropical fruit note, with a fresh clean finish. Nice Albarino descent price point although I’d prefer these wines to be a bit cheaper.    

2008 Abacela Albarino Umqua Valley

abacela_albarinoPlatinum color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, explosive stone fruit, nectarine, peach, some tangerine, grass, lots of white flowers, not oaky, not earthy. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium body, medium alcohol, medium+ acidity, bright, balanced, with a refreshing finish. This was crying out for something of the sea.