About Albarino White Wine

About Albarino White Wine
Albariño is a white grape grown in Portugal and Spain (Rias Baixas in north west Spain, near the border with Portugal, is a famous Albariño zone).

The wines are aromatic, aged only in steel and feature exotic aromatics of honeysuckle, peach, melon and orange blossom. Medium-bodied, the wines are dry or off-dry and have very good natural acidity. They are meant to be enjoyed young (within the first year or two after the vintage) and are ideal with shellfish (especially crayfish) and most seafood.

Top Picks for Albarino

Ramon Cardova 2018  Albarino
91 points
$19.99
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of roasted limes and nuts with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of green apple, lemon, and reduced lime. A bright and satisfying albariño with classic flavor and style.
Awards: '2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Spanish White
91 points $19.99
White Horse Winery 2018 Estate Albarino
88 points
$23
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of key lime custard, grapefruit zest, hint of gooseberry, and pressed flowers with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish. A juicy albarino that will be delightful with shellfish; butter poached scallops will shine with this wine.
Pend d’Oreille 2018  Albarino
86 points
$19
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd, yogurt, and sea spray with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish with suggestions of spritz of lime with no oak flavor. Great acidity and a summery style make this a great patio wine.
Cassaro Winery and Vineyard 2016 Luce Albarino
80 points
$17
Straw green color. Sulfurous, meaty aromas of matchstick and fire roasted apples with a silky, soft, off-dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length apple sauce and custard, spiced melon, pear vinaigrette, and limestone finish. A curiously smoky white that will pair well with BBQ.