Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2008 Nessa Albarino

Albarino is becoming one of my favorite white wines because its such a great alternative to other full bodied whites, like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Albarino comes from northwestern Spain, just north of the Portuguese border in the Rias Baixas region. This Albarino has distinctive floral aromas with peach and apricot and minerals, somewhat similar to Viognier. The palate is fleshy and racy with citrus, apricot and minerally flavors and finishes with a bright but balanced acidity. Many boast that Albarino is that absolute best pairing with lobster, shrimp and crab. I find Albarino to be a very versatile white wine and pairs great with baked or roasted chicken, grilled tuna and a sunny afternoon on the patio.

Rating: 9.1 out of 10

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