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90 • Alba 2007 Vintage Port, Warren Hills $19.99/500 ml.
Inky garnet maroon color with a brownish brick rim. Aromas of mashed dried currants and prunes, fig paste, spice cake, and creamy mint follow through on a round, supple entry to a fruity sweet medium body with very good depth and balance. Finishes with a tangy, craisin, pink peppercorn, and wet limestone accented finish. Nice complexity and style. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
89 • Alba 2008 Dry, Riesling, Warren Hills $14.99. Best Buy.
Soft aromas of tropical fruits and flower petals follow through on a silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body with nectarine skin and subtle citrus and floral mineral oil notes. Finishes with a crisp, mineral accented finish. Very elegant and stylish. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)
88 • Alba 2008 Gewurztraminer, Warren Hills $14.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of crushed apple, rose petals, peach skin and waxy honeycomb follow through on a soft, silky entry to a dryish medium body with a hint of pistachio oil and lemon granita. Finishes with nice interplay of dried tropical fruits and peppery spice. A subtle gewurztraminer for the table. (tasted on Apr-12-2010)