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| ||Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 3/24/2015: Salty and tasty. (466 views)|
| ||Tasted by domco on 3/10/2015: Would rate a bit lower than others, something mid-palate that was throwing it off for me. C enjoyed it a bit more than I did. Still tasty though, nice citrus notes, went down easy. (341 views)|
| ||Tasted by Ben Christiansen on 1/23/2015: Still livin', juicy and fleshy and bright. (729 views)|
| ||Tasted by Erik12903 on 11/20/2014 & rated 88 points: spanish wine (Näringslivets hus, Stockholm): white lilies on the nose, a certain body to this, fine acidity, decent length. (1107 views)|
| ||Tasted by hdn on 10/3/2014 & rated 90 points: Lekker fris en fruitig, stevig genoeg, goede match met de salade geitenkaas. (1202 views)|
| ||Tasted by Coelho1803 on 9/13/2014 & rated 90 points: Excelente branco. Refrescante, pouco mineral, notas cítricas e abacaxi.|
| ||Tasted by DanielJ on 9/1/2014 & rated 89 points: Pleasant but a tad simple. A little caramel and a touch of pineapple. (1057 views)|
| ||Tasted by chablis28 on 6/25/2014 & rated 90 points: This was multifaceted from the first sip which started out dominated by grapefruit and lime but later had an array of other stone fruit flavors along with a nice bead of minerality. Paid $23 and I'd buy this again. I need to drink Albarinos more often. (1660 views)|
| ||Tasted by Anonymous on 6/11/2014 & rated 89 points: Grasses and green apple in the bouquet. Same on the palate. Dry and focused. Minerals. nuts and some smoke. Nice wine. Ready now. (700 views)|
| ||Tasted by baltar on 6/8/2014: Light very nice. 55 F is best temp (849 views)|
| ||Tasted by Sauvyfan on 5/31/2014 & rated 89 points: Refreshing summer patio wine. Excellent with food. (843 views)|
| ||Tasted by Conde on 5/11/2014 & rated 89 points: Colour: pale yellow with green nuances.|
Nose: closed at first, and quite discrete throughout the evening, but eventually some grape, lemon and green apple appeared, and after a couple of hours a touch of sweeter yellow exotic fruit came forth.
Palate: mediumbodied, with a good acid. Notes of grape and lemon, and with a very good, long mineral finish. The wine is a bit short on fruit, but with such a sleek and long aftertaste full of elegant minerals, I don't mind. Very good indeed!
We had it with Shrimps in Tomatoes and feta cheese (with a fair amount of parsley and coriander). Good! (874 views)
| ||Tasted by callmeacab22 on 4/26/2014 & rated 89 points: Great find. Somewhat unfamiliar so I can only compare ir to the citrus of a good Sauvignon Blanc. Pale straw color and aromatic. (949 views)|
| ||Tasted by igmacfarlane on 4/21/2014: Good minerality. Perhaps a bit muted and not crisp as I remember, but I'd probably kept it a bit long. (686 views)|
| ||Tasted by hdn on 4/9/2014 & rated 90 points: goede P/Q.|
Fris , fruitig, mooi. (732 views)
| ||Tasted by Rezy13 on 3/21/2014 & rated 88 points: Pale yellow with green hues; nose is a bit shy, faint lemon, melon, some grass, sandy; more vibrant on the palate, viscous oily texture with fine minerality and good length; I am still wondering why it gets such great press but I assume it should be drunk earlier? (966 views)|
| ||Tasted by Harley1199 on 3/18/2014: Viaje a Guatemala y Panamá; 3/8/2014-3/18/2014 (Guatemala and Panamá): Light lime colour|
Richly floral on the nose. Sightly mineral.
Muted palate is followed for an astringent factor because by flying?
With more time flawed. I'm not sure Alvariño is an option for air companies.
A pity! I've had this one in a very different way.
Color ligero a lima.
Ricamente floral en nariz. Ligeramente mineral.
Boca muda es seguida por un factor astringente ¿ocasionado por el vuelo?
Con más tiempo se vuelve defectuosa. No estoy seguro si el alvariño es una opción para las compañías aéreas.
¡Una lástima! (1544 views)
| ||Tasted by Joseph Costa on 3/15/2014 & rated 89 points: Light bodied, golden colored wine. Not peppery, smells like lemon and citrus (grapefruit). Not dry at all. Had it with a Portuguese grilled Bachalhau dish. Nice complement. (732 views)|
| ||Tasted by rsilverst on 3/8/2014 & rated 90 points: Floral, sweet, subtle anise flavor. (705 views)|
| ||Tasted by Cellarson on 12/28/2013 & rated 89 points: Drank with Salmon cooked in the oven with green cheese, served with potato and a sauce from sweet sherry and soured creme. Not as developed and complex as the 2009 of the same wine, which we had at the same time. |
Lots of grape fruit on the nose and tounge, tart with medium after taste. Was OK with the food, but the 2009 was better. The sauce was a bit too sweet for the wine. Would be interesting to see if the wine will develop with another two years on the bottle and compare with the excellent 2009. We´ll try to keep a few bottles another couple of years to find out.
The wine looks Light gold colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Grapefruit, and Lemon. It tastes like Grapefruit, and Lemon. The body is Light. The wine finishes Short. (1064 views)
| ||Tasted by Richard Jennings on 11/29/2013 & rated 91 points: Light yellow color; tart lemon, tart orange slices noses; tasty, fresh, tart citrus, mineral, very tart peach palate with bright, medium acidity; medium-plus finish (560 views)|
| ||Tasted by belfast taxman on 11/24/2013 & rated 89 points: Thankfully better than the previous bottle and drinking at its best - dry but not acidic (1129 views)|
| ||Tasted by belfast taxman on 10/27/2013 & rated 88 points: Is this already past its best - good wine but somehow lacked the intensity of previous vintages - as always a great wine with shellfish (1254 views)|
| ||Tasted by Papies on 10/18/2013 & rated 91 points: Unusual Whites, A fine wine tutored tasting with Catherine Owen (Berry Bros & Rudd, London): Crisp, fresh aromatic wine. Light melon, peach and light vegetal on the nose. Lovely fresh character, mineral. Not the most complex wine and definitely one to have in its youth ( the producer advices within 3 years) but makes for very nice aperitif. a very nice find 91 (1533 views)|
| ||Tasted by Pebben on 10/5/2013 & rated 87 points: Consistent with previous note. (1305 views)|
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(Pazo de Señoráns Albariño Rías Baixas) Light yellow color; tart lemon, tart orange slices noses; tasty, fresh, tart citrus, mineral, very tart peach palate with bright, medium acidity; medium-plus finish 91 points
Pazo de Señoráns Producer website
The pazo de Señoráns is located at Vilanoviña, in the Pontevedra town of Meis, in the Salnés area, which is one of the Rias Baixas appellation’s sub-zones. The mansion, which is owned by the husband and wife team of Soledad (Marisol) Bueno and Javier Mareque, took on its wine-producing role in 1989, although the estate had been growing vines (which now cover eight hectares or twenty acres) since the beginning of the 1980s. Marisol, a tenacious and determined woman, set her sights higher and determined to make her own white wine that would be sold in bottle, an aim she first achieved with the 1990 vintage. Her unshakeable confidence in the terroir of her area made up for her lack of experience in the world of business and wine. Rising resolutely to the challenge, Marisol launched the new Pazo de Señoráns venture with a production of seven thousand bottles, which in later years increased to ten thousand. Her belief in success, her tenacity, and her love for Albariño wines led her to become the President of the Rias Baixas Regulating Board at the end of 1986.
Albariño 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. 
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. 
It should not be confused with the Alvarinho Liláz grape of Madeira.
Spain Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia
Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net
Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.
GaliciaGalicia is an autonomous region in the northwestern corner of Spain, north of Portugal. It is marked by an atlantic climate with frequent rain and moderate temperatures, especially along the coastal regions. There are five Denominación de Origen (DO) areas: Monterrei, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, Ribeiro and Valdeorras. Probably the best known wines are the Albariño wines from Rias Baixas, but all regions have seen increased interest in recent years. There has been also a notable resurgence of local grapes, like Godello, Treixadura or Loureiro.
Rías BaixasThe Rías Baixas (Galician for "Lower Rias") are the Atlantic facing southern a part of Costa del Marisco in the Galicia region of Spain. They consist of the southern part of the Province of Coruña and the entire Province of Pontevedra. To the South the Rias Baixas border the Portuguese coast, and ends at Cape Finisterre to the North. The Rías Baixas appellation began in 1980 on October 11 when the Denominación Específica Albariño was legally established and recognised by the Spanish state. Four years later, on April 30, the regulations of the Denominación Específica Albariño and its Regulating Board were officially approved. Because of the need to adapt Spanish legislation to that of the EU, the Department of Agriculture, in an order dated March 17, 1988, recognised the Denominación de Origen Rías Baixas, and on July 4 published the order which approved the regulations of the appellation and its Regulating Board, ratified by a ministerial order on July 28 of the same year. During its short history, the Rías Baixas appellation has evolved in a sound and ordered way; and in the period between the years 1987 and 2001, the number of growers rose from 492 to 5,059, the number of wineries increased from 14 to 161 and the surface vineyard area expanded from 237 hectares to 2,408 (585 acres to 5,948).