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Pend d’Oreille

Pend d’Oreille
2018 Albarino, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: <1%
Sustainability in Practice Certified
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Pend d’Oreille
2018 Albarino, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.7% RS: <1%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon curd, yogurt, and sea spray
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of spritz of lime
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Barbecued Shrimp, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Great acidity and a summery style make this a great patio wine.

The Producer

Pend d'Oreille Winery

The Producer
301 Cedar Street Suite 101
Sandpoint, ID 83864
USA
1 208-265-8545

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.