52 Weeks of Wine – Week 15: Albariño (February 2nd-8th 2019)

Albarino

I try to be as honest and truthful with my reviews of the 52 Weeks of Wine varietals and though I’d love to glam up how Albariño was such a special and unique wine, I’d be lying if I didn’t just come out and say it: it tasted like a Pinot Grigio to me. That’s not a bad thing! I like Pinot Grigio! However, it just didn’t really stand out as anything special.

This is definitely a summer white wine. It has minimal viscosity and high acidity, meeting all the criteria for a summer afternoon porch pounder. I have two conflicting perspectives on this wine: (1) You could serve an Albariño in place of a Pinot Grigio to expose your guests to a new varietal that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, or (2) you could probably stick to an even more affordable Pinot Grigio and call it a day. Either way, you’ll enjoy a refreshing wine!

This La Cana Albariño was light gold in color, thin viscosity with the appearance of small bubbles upon pouring. The flavor was full of citrus, pineapple and had a hint of floral aromas. The most prominent flavors were green apple and citrus with a subtle presence of bubbles. This Albariño is so mild and refreshing that it pairs perfectly with seafood, chicken and summer veggies.

This wine can be purchased for $14-19.

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