Full Review

VARA

VARA
2018 Albarino, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27

VARA
2018 Albarino, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Albarino

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: peaches with honey, lemon custard with whipped cream, and toast
Taste Flavor: molasses cookie, mango conserve, and baked apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An atypically rich albariño with uncharacteristic but appealing notes of molasses and toast; unique and shareable.

The Producer

Vara Wines

The Producer
315 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
USA
1 505-898-6280

Their Portfolio

BR VARA 2018 Vino Blanco Espanol, Viura, Spain 13.2% (Spain) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
BR VARA NV New Mexico Rose Wine, New Mexico 17% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
85 VARA 2018 Garnacha Rosado, Grenache, Spain 13.5% (Spain) $18.00.
88 VARA 2017 Tempranillo, American 13.5% (USA) $39.00.
88 VARA 2018 Albarino, American 13.5% (USA) $27.00.
89 VARA NV Silverhead Brut, Cava DO 11.5% (Spain) $18.00.
89 VARA NV Silverhead Brut Reserva, Cava DO 11.5% (Spain) $23.00.
88 VARA 2019 Tempranillo, Spain 14.2% (Spain) $18.00.
85 VARA 2019 Grenache, Spain 14.2% (Spain) $18.00.
89 VARA 2019 Viura, Spain 13.2% (Spain) $17.00.

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.