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

White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Albarino
91 points
$26
Emerald straw color. Aromas of fresh cut grass, starfruit on yogurt, and green almond with a supple, lively, dry light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lemon zest and minerals finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, clean and pure Albarino; great mineral and herbal notes.
Pend D’Oreille 2020 White Blend Albarino
91 points
$20
Emerald straw color. Clean aromas of white strawberry, cream, mandarin, fresh cut grass, and lemon zest with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, interesting, medium-length ripe pear and river stones finish with no oak flavor. A juicy and mineral-driven Albariño with can’t-get-enough velvety texture.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2020  Albarino
91 points
$22
Light golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon curd, brine, dried pineapple, ripe peach, and slate with a supple, racy, petillant, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long green apple, wet stone, golden pineapple, white cranberry juice, and kiwi finish with no oak flavor. A muscular Albariño full of golden fruit and hints of seawater; perfect for a beach day.
Alexandria Nicole 2019 Affinity Albarino
91 points
$25
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of dried lime, pear, wool, and honey with a round, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of wet stone, peach and starfruit with no oak flavor. A round and stony New World Albarino that will be a dreamy pairing for oysters.
White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Albarino
89 points
$25
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
$27
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
$19
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.
Pend d’Oreille 2018  Albarino
87 points
$19
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.
Hawk Haven 2020 Signature Series Albarino
85 points
$29
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of green apples in yogurt, banana cake, white flowers, hints of peach, and starfruit with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, relaxed finish. A fruity and friendly Albarino from Cape May.
Oak Farm Vineyards 2019  Albarino
85 points
$19
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.