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Pend D’Oreille

Pend D’Oreille
2020 White Blend, Albarino, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20

Pend D’Oreille
2020 White Blend, Albarino, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9% RS: 1%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: white strawberry, cream, mandarin, fresh cut grass, and lemon zest
Taste Flavor: ripe pear and river stones
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy and mineral-driven Albarino with can't-get-enough velvety texture.

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.