Galicia, Spain

Bodegas Forjas Del Salnes

Cos Pés Riax-Baixas Albariño 2015

Vineyard is on the Atlantic Ocean with granite soils, apparently phylloxera resistant, run by the Mendez family. 50% of whole bunches are fermented in stainless along with skins for 2 months, after fermentation the wine is macerated with the skins in vats of used oak for 12 months, creating interesting wine. Golden yellow with aromas of ripe fruits, honey and minty notes. On the palate apple, apricot & honey with some bread dough notes. Lingering with good acidity and balance, unlike any $15 Albariño. — 2 days ago

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Eulogio Pomares Zárate

Val do Salnes Rías Baixas Albariño 2018

Rick K
9.1

Nice vintage. A little brighter and more saline than I recall the previous vintages I've had. Meyer lemon, salt and bright acidic finish. — 11 days ago

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Viña Caneiro

Ribeira Sacra Mencía 2015

Absolute genius record from Japanese pop star Akiko Yano. Produced by Lowell George and backed by Little Feat on a large portion of the album. The collaboration defies description, and I can’t recommend highly enough. My love affair with Mencia continues here. Bright tart blackberry notes and powerful aromatics & acidity make this shine. Cool stuff off the beaten path. — 19 days ago

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Rick K

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No ruck on Spotify. I can buy the album but my Technics tables are long gone. Alas.
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The complete album is free and on the dailymotion.com...I found it via Google

Terra de Asorei

Nai e Señora Val do Salnés Albariño

This yellow-gold wine has aromas that are more herbal than floral, with savory dill bolstering the citrus and stone fruit. The palate carries much citrus along with savory balsamic notes. Acidity is great, and makes for a lively pairing with a variety of salads and seafood. — 9 days ago

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La Caña

Rías Baixas Albariño

Always a winner. Beautiful peach, apricot, floral and lime aromas with hints of lees and toast on the mid palate. Minerality provides excellent tension and grip on the finish. — 9 days ago

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Raul Pérez

Sketch Albariño 2017

Mike R
9.5

I reluctantly say this - this wine is so damn good or as @David L says “I don’t like - I LOVE IT!”

BTW - this wine crazy complex- decant or not - chilled or room temp - it changes and seems to adapt so well

I say reluctantly because getting this wine is like getting a Masters golf ticket in the US - extremely hard to get
— 16 days ago

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@Mike R Cheers 🍷
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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I see it locally for $70.00, good price?
Mike R

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach exactly what I paid so I think so

Forja del Salnes

Leirana Albariño 2017

On the lighter side of Albariño. Anise & floral notes on the nose. Bracing acidity & tension with some lighter citrus notes on the palate. Fresh & summery. Very good. — 7 days ago

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Bodegas Virxen de Galir

Pagos Del Galir Valdeorras Mencía 2016

This Spanish wine has a tight nose that offers only a whiff of red fruit and bit of spice. Six months barrel aging didn't take over the grapes. There are plenty of those Mencía grapes to smell. Plenty to taste, too, although the oak spice comes through a tad stronger on the palate. Tannins are firm, and the wine feels fresh and young in the mouth. Aging will help, and so will a nice decanting. — 15 days ago

P, David and 7 others liked this

Casal de Armán

Eira Dos Mouros Ribeiro Treixadura 2015

Portuguese grape called Treixadura, but made in Northern Spain. Pretty floral nose, full bodied & a lemon curd & fresh berry thingy going on. Unique and the kind of thing I want to be discovering. — 14 days ago

Keith, P and 17 others liked this

Lagar de Cervera

Rías Baixas Albariño Seleccion Especial 2017

Probably one of my favorite Albariños thus far. Pineapple and lemon on the nose. Crisp acidity up front but smooth finish with green apples and lemon. — 4 days ago

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