Monterrei, Galicia

Quinta da Muradella

Alanda Monterrei Red Blend 2013

I reviewed this wine in Nov. 2020 and not much has changed, which is a good thing. @andrewschirmer will add his poetry shortly. — a month ago

Alsu ShakirovaAndrew SchirmerJudy Wagonfeld
with Alsu, Andrew and 1 other
Vanessa, Aravind and 5 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Nice fruit-acid accord, little discernible tannin. Cranberry, cherry, slight smokiness. Fleshy. A great quaffer and nice match with grilled pork tenderloin.
9.1

Zarate

El Palomar Rías Baixas Albariño 2019

Delectable Wine
9.4

Limpid, green-tinged yellow. Bright and incisive on the nose, displaying intense citrus and orchard fruit aromas complemented by suggestions of jasmine, iodine and sweet butter. Sappy, penetrating and seamless on the palate, offering sappy pear nectar, peach, tangerine and honeysuckle flavors that deepen through the back half, with no loss of energy. Closes with repeating pear and floral notes and a lingering suggestion of dusty minerality. Raised in a 2,220-liter neutral oak cask, with full malo. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
— 5 days ago

Do Ferreiro

Rías Baixas Albariño 2018

Delectable Wine
9.2

Green-tinged straw. Vibrant, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit qualities on the nose, along with a suave floral topnote. Shows fine definition and mineral lift to the juicy pear and Meyer lemon flavors, which take on a hint of tarragon with air. The floral and mineral notes dominate a long, focused finish that features a suggestion of bitter quinine. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
— 5 days ago

Luis A. Rodriguez Vazquez

Vina de Martin Os Pasas Ribeiro White Blend 2017

Something very Burgundian with a distinct resiny bouquet of fresh wet pebbles and oyster shell.

Equal parts cream and acid.
— 15 hours ago

Eddie, Severn and 9 others liked this

Bodega Fundada

Albariño D' Fefinanes Albariño 2019

Medium gold; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, yellow pear, yellow plum, quince, apricot; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas, subtle phenolic bitterness; the bright acidity really makes this wine pop on the palate, it perfectly balanced the soft yellow fruit flavors — 13 days ago

Laura, Mike and 4 others liked this

Adegas Gran Vinum

Mar de Vinas Rías Baixas Albariño 2019

Nothing to add to my last note. Totally solid and very good. — 4 days ago

Severn, Brian and 8 others liked this

Marqués de Cáceres

Deusa Nai Rías Baixas Albariño 2018

Delectable Wine
9.1

Glistening straw. Vibrant and precise on the nose, displaying fresh citrus and orchard fruit, floral and mineral scents. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering sappy Meyer lemon and pear flavors and a spicy dash of ginger. Fleshes out with air, picking up a honeydew melon quality that carries through the long, silky finish. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
— 5 days ago

Fattoria Licia

Lícia Rías Baixas Albariño 2019

Loved this wine. So acidic it tasted effervescent even though it’s not sparkling. Light medium bodied, citrus and floral notes. Was a favorite amongst many at a wine tasting. — 8 days ago

Peter HeyboerDiane HeyboerEthan Heyboer
with Peter, Diane and 1 other
Ira, Jamie and 5 others liked this

Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes

Rías Baixas Albariño de Fefiñanes 2019

Delectable Wine
9.2

Limpid, green-tinged yellow. Sharply focused, mineral-driven lemon pith, pear skin and tarragon scents pick up a floral nuance with air. Shows distinct saltiness and sharp focus as well as depth on the palate, offering sappy Meyer lemon, pear and honeycomb flavors and a touch of herbacity. Finishes long and chewy, with the floral and tarragon notes repeating. This wine's intriguing, savory and briny character is pretty wild, and I can vouch for how well it works with raw oysters and clams. In the context of world-class white wines, this one delivers simply amazing value. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
— 5 days ago

Lagar de Fornelos

Lagar de Cervera Rías Baixas Albariño 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

Pale, green-tinged yellow. Mineral-accented Meyer lemon and quince aromas show fine clarity and complementary hints of honeysuckle and ginger. Minerally and seamless in texture, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a deeper melon nuance that emerges on the back half. Shows impressive energy and finishes silky and long, with a floral note hanging on. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2021)
— 5 days ago