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
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 2019 Estate Albarino
89 points
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of golden apple, meyer lemon, spring lilac, and banana cake with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish with elements of wet stone, apricot, and hint of gooseberry with no oak flavor. An outside-of-the-box varietal from New Jersey that overdelivers; fresh, fruity and with gobs of refreshing, sophisticated minerality.
VARA 2018  Albarino
88 points
Golden straw color. Aromas of peaches with honey and lemon custard with whipped cream, with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, appealing, medium-long molasses cookie, mango conserve, and baked apple finish. An atypically rich Albariño with uncharacteristic but appealing notes of molasses and toast; unique and shareable.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2018  Albarino
88 points
Emerald straw color. Aromas of white grape, apricot jelly, bruleed lime, banana chips, and turmeric with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy poached pear and minerals finish with no oak flavor. A juicy white with wide appeal.
White Horse Winery 2018 Estate Albarino
88 points
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
87 points
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon shortbread, finger lime, white lilac, and fruit cup with a supple, crisp, fruity thin body and a smooth, relaxed finish with touches of wet stone. A very light and silky Albariño for ethereal pairings.
Pend d’Oreille 2018  Albarino
86 points
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.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2019  Albarino
85 points
Golden yellow color. Aromas of cheese-dusted popcorn, pear yogurt, dried lemon wheels, and white grape jelly with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a sleek, medium-length crushed stones finish with no oak flavor. A food-friendly Albariño.
Martín Códax 2016  Albarino
85 points
Straw green color. Funky aromas of stewed pineapple, struck match, mandarin skin, pear soufflé, and baby powder with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy margarine, crab apple, white tea, magnolia, and melon finish. Aerate this Albariño before enjoying to reveal its underlying fruit.
Hawk Haven 2017 Signature Series Albarino
85 points
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of struck match, wool, baby’s breath, white tea with lemon, and sliced white grapefruit with a supple, lively, dry light body and an even, brisk finish with no oak. A very crisp and delicate Albarino for swift summer day refreshment.
85 points $23.99