June 16, 2019 - Pear, melon and lots of floral notes on the attractively aromatic nose. Nearly medium bodied (12.5% ABV) and rounder and more open than the crisp-styled nose would initially suggest. Shows a mixture of apple and pear upfront and through the middle and then switches to a noticeably more tart grapefruit and citrus on the back, coupled with very good acidity. Length mineral and floral notes on the finish. The contrast is handled quite well, creating a wine with very good balance and an overall liveliness. Should continue to drink well over the next 12-18 months, but this is a wine for current enjoyment, not something to put to the side. Next bottle for me will be July 2019.
April 11, 2019 - Very nice bottle of wine. Saline frame, citrus, white flowers, and red apple with just enough acids. Recommended!
March 27, 2019 - Are you kidding me for $20? Beautiful wine. Flowers and ocean spray on the nose. The palate is mouth puckering lemon-lime with some salt. Simple, but delicious. Now give me some grilled white fish tacos or shrimp.
March 19, 2019 - 100% Albariño
from eleven estate vineyards in northwest coastal Spain with granite based soils and average age 35 yr old vines organically farmed.
Parcels fermented separately and aged six months on fine lees.
Proprietor/Vintner/Winemaker: Eulogio Pomares
A(ccuracy)=2: Med lemon/straw. Full, citrusy varietal.
B(alance)=2: Focused fruit, acid not as distinctive as usual being a difficult warm and dry vintage.
C(omplexity)=2: Citrus, tree fruits, mineral.
D(epth)=2: Polished mouthfeel. Full palate and finish.
Wine Tally Score [2,2,2,2] = 8/10
Exemplary entry level bottling from pioneer of category.
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February 26, 2019 - Good white and citrus fruit presence with zippy mineral/stony acidity. Not a 'statement' wine and spot on for the region.
November 8, 2018 - Light hay
Intense fruity nose. Mostly citrus, some apple, slight rocky mineralogy.
Nose carries over to the palate, augmented by pith.
Medium long finish, reflecting the palate
October 28, 2018 - Consumed over two nights. I enjoyed this more than the spouse. Lots of saline, some wet rocks, bits of white flower.
October 5, 2018 - Beau RQP! Un albarino très solide. Belle acidité et salinité. Du citron, de la poire et légère amertume en fin de bouche, Un très joli albarino. On aime.
August 30, 2018 - Bu en succ lors de sarrivages du jeudi.
Vraiment vif et aromatique, droit et précis.
Des citrons, de la poire et de pommes.
Belle acidité sur une finale longue et tendue.