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Cassaro Winery and Vineyard

Cassaro Winery and Vineyard
2016 Luce, Albarino, Texas High Plains

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$17

Cassaro Winery and Vineyard
2016 Luce, Albarino, Texas High Plains

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: matchstick and fire roasted apples
Taste Flavor: apple sauce and custard, spiced melon, pear vinaigrette, and limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A curiously smoky white that will pair well with BBQ.

The Producer

Cassaro Winery and Vineyard

The Producer
704 W. Main St
Ovilla, TX 75154
USA

Albarino

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
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.