Tag: Albariño

Brecon Estate True Acacia Head 2020, Central Coast, California



Pale lemon in color with a green hint.

Fruity nose of citrus, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, spices, tangerine and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, light earth and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and almonds.

This is a nice Albariño from the Central Coast. Easy drinking, very refreshing and tangy.

Needs a couple of minutes to open up, and better when not too cold.

A good quality wine and good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh berries, cheeses and crackers.

Albariño grapes were fermented in Acacia barrels. A small production of only 276 cases made.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.

Brecon Estate Last Sandwich 2020, Central Coast, California



Pale lemon in color with a golden tint.

Strong tangy nose of limes, grapefruits, green apples, light herbs, earth, light vegetables and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, limes, vegetables, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium length on the finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a nice food wine from the Central Coast in California.

Tangy and spicy. Elegant and interesting. Feels like a Sauvignon Blanc/ Sémillon blend from Bordeaux.

I paired it with a double cream Brie cheese on the beach.

A blend of Viognier and Albariño. A small production of 261 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$36.

Brecon Estate Albariño 2020, Central Coast, California



Light golden in color with a yellow hue.

Pretty nose of tropical fruits, citrus, yellow apples, melons, pears, bananas, pineapples, spices and white pepper.

Medium bodied and refreshing with bright acidity.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, spices and bitter herbs.

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a nice Albariño from California. Good by itself or with food. Tasty and tangy. I really enjoyed the nose here, even more than the palate.

Feels like a Sauvignon Blanc with a twist. Very interesting.

Refreshing and good for parties or the pool. I had it all by itself by the beach.

A small production of 307 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.

Jack Simon Vineyards Albariño 2018 San Diego County, California

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose limes, grapefruits, green apples, vegetables and spices.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with almonds.

This is a nice Albariño from California. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Refreshing when properly chilled. Tangy and nice.

A good food wine. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

I usually not one to like Albarino, but this one is really nice. I liked the new world touch in it.

100% Albariño grapes. Fermented in stainless steel vats and aged for 8 months in natural oak barrels.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$28.

Bodegas Ramon Cardova Rias Baixas Albariño 2018, Spain

Light straw in color with a golden tint.

Earthy on the nose with citrus, limes, grapefruits, green apples, spices, vegetables, minerals and black pepper.

Light to medium in body with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, earth, vegetables, green apples and spices.

Nice length on the finish with bitter herbs and almonds.

This is a nice Kosher Albariño from Spain. A good food wine.

Has a nice character, although this is not my style.

Simple, crisp and refreshing. Needs to be very chilled.

I used the Le Deux glass, which did a nice job of releasing the aromas.

I paired it with cheeses and fresh berries.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

84 points.

$20.