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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 2 
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationEdna Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink by 2013 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 87.3 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 14 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Mike Kopanski on 1/26/2013 & rated 86 points: Giant Wine Sale & Tasting Cellar on Greene 1/26/2013 (Cellar on Greene, Columbia, SC): When I first tasted this wine, I was unaware it was produced in California. I thought it was somewhat light in viscosity, but tasty. When I realized it was a New World wine, and my first taste of this varietal outside of Spain, I got pretty excited. Though not a spectacular wine, there is lots to admire. The nose has a nice combination of green garden vegetative aromas, with spicy, tangy, citrus, especially tangerine. The fruit across the palate is fairly light and dry in style, citrus, melon and guava. Nicely balanced with moderate yet refreshing acidity. Fairly short finish. (2215 views)
 Tasted by ecola on 8/29/2012 & rated 88 points: Melon flavors with a little lemon lime. Has some acidity, but not as much as the Spanish versions. Crisp finish. (2457 views)
 Tasted by yorknh on 6/5/2012 & rated 86 points: Pale gold color. Tart green apples, but not too tart. Generally an easy drinking white that should be served chilled, but not cold. (2636 views)
 Tasted by spmulligan on 3/2/2012 & rated 82 points: Floral nose with just a bit of green melon; grapefruit and melon on the palate; medium good (2843 views)
 Tasted by rrschrumjr on 2/26/2012 & rated 88 points: Full, floral nose, with tart green apple, and some citrus fruits. On the palate, spicy, crisp grapefruit, limes, a tad waxy. Lingering finish, nice acidity. Very refreshing. Would probably feature best as an aperitif, absent food. (2801 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 2/4/2012 & rated 88 points: 2012 - 8th Annual The Golden Glass: Slow Food Wine & Food Tasting Event (Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California): Light yellow color; tart green apple nose; tart green apple, citrus palate; medium-plus finish (1973 views)
 Tasted by Tim221 on 6/3/2011 & rated 90 points: I recognize that everyone has different tastes and so on, but this is a FANTASTIC white wine! It is a light golden color in the glass, with a mild bouquet of lime and floral notes. The taste has an initial tartness, not too strong, followed by a grapefruit flavor and a light, almost sweet aftertaste providing a superb balance on the palate. Goes very well with salad, fish, or sipping on the deck on a quiet evening. If you are hardcore on Chardonnays this wine may not be what you're used to, but if you prefer Sauvignon Blancs or Pinot Gris you will likely really like this wine! I would go out of my way to buy this wine again. (1594 views)

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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (2/4/2012)
(Tangent Albariño) Light yellow color; tart green apple nose; tart green apple, citrus palate; medium-plus finish  88 points
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Varietal character (Appellation America)

Albariño (Galician pronunciation: [albaˈɾiːɲo]) or Alvarinho (Portuguese: [alvaˈɾiːɲo]) is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain) and Monção (northwest Portugal), where it is used to make varietal white wines.

Albariño is actually the Galician name for the grape, with Albarín Blanco an occasional synonym. In Portugal it is known as Alvarinho, and sometimes as Cainho Branco. [1]

It was presumably brought to Iberia by Cluny monks in the twelfth century. Its name "Alba-Riño" means "the white from Rhine" and it has locally been thought to be a Riesling clone originating from the Alsace region of France, although earliest known records of Riesling as a grape variety date from the 15th, rather than the 12th, century. It is also theorized that the grape is a close relative of the French grape Petit Manseng. [2]

It should not be confused with the Alvarinho Liláz grape of Madeira.


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