Don Olegario

Rías Baixas Albariño

8.991 ratings
9.010 pro ratings
Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Albariño
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This reliable wine is tasty vintage after vintage. The 2016 is pale gold and fresh-smelling. Green Apple and lemon aromas are braced by a strident minerality. Those minerals really come forward on the palate, as do the apple and citrus flavors. The wine is ever so slightly frizzante in the glass, and the acidity rips across the taste buds.

This reliable wine is tasty vintage after vintage. The 2016 is pale gold and fresh-smelling. Green Apple and lemon aromas are braced by a strident minerality. Those minerals really come forward on the palate, as do the apple and citrus flavors. The wine is ever so slightly frizzante in the glass, and the acidity rips across the taste buds.

Apr 29th, 2017
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

8.8

Mineral driven Albariño

Mineral driven Albariño

Nov 18th, 2016
Randy Fuller

This Albariño pours up pretty in the glass - yellow-gold and a touch of bubbles. The bubbly sensation doesn't last too long, but it's festive while it’s there. The nose brings some citrus - of course - and a smattering of stone fruit and ripe apples. In the mouth, the magic really begins. The acidity is razor-sharp and a complete delight. The bottle should come with a dozen oysters. Flavors of apples and Meyer lemons grace the palate and you simply don't run out of minerals. There's a lot to like here, and it lasts long beyond the sip.

This Albariño pours up pretty in the glass - yellow-gold and a touch of bubbles. The bubbly sensation doesn't last too long, but it's festive while it’s there. The nose brings some citrus - of course - and a smattering of stone fruit and ripe apples. In the mouth, the magic really begins. The acidity is razor-sharp and a complete delight. The bottle should come with a dozen oysters. Flavors of apples and Meyer lemons grace the palate and you simply don't run out of minerals. There's a lot to like here, and it lasts long beyond the sip.

Sep 24th, 2016
Jeff Burrows

Nice Albarino, juicy acidity, a touch of salinity. Perfect w/ spicy seafood pasta

Nice Albarino, juicy acidity, a touch of salinity. Perfect w/ spicy seafood pasta

Aug 1st, 2016
Cory Fierro

Albarino fan, and this 2012 vintage smells and tastes terrific. Bright yellow in color (evidence of oak aging?) and aromatic for days, peaches and yellow pears and minerality bound out of the glass. The palate is dry, with a touch of sweet peach lingering behind the underripe grapefruit and... chalky? Limestone? I'll go with limestone. Perfect not just for summer, but just when you want a crisp white.

Albarino fan, and this 2012 vintage smells and tastes terrific. Bright yellow in color (evidence of oak aging?) and aromatic for days, peaches and yellow pears and minerality bound out of the glass. The palate is dry, with a touch of sweet peach lingering behind the underripe grapefruit and... chalky? Limestone? I'll go with limestone. Perfect not just for summer, but just when you want a crisp white.

Sep 18th, 2015
Randy Fuller

2014. Limes and lemons with a touch of sweet pineapple. On the nose, with a nice streak of minerals. On the palate, citrus and green apples are joined by minerality galore. Great acidity makes for a predictably refreshing - and food friendly - quaff. Lemons last well into the medium length finish.

2014. Limes and lemons with a touch of sweet pineapple. On the nose, with a nice streak of minerals. On the palate, citrus and green apples are joined by minerality galore. Great acidity makes for a predictably refreshing - and food friendly - quaff. Lemons last well into the medium length finish.

Sep 10th, 2015
Michael Larner

Very nice 2012 Albariño, mineral, unripe tropical fruits, and very refreshing acidity.

Very nice 2012 Albariño, mineral, unripe tropical fruits, and very refreshing acidity.

Apr 2nd, 2014
Rick Riddle

Slight banana on the nose gives way to vibrant tropical fruits, pineapple, guava on the palate. A clean mouthfeel with a slight effervescence on the finish. Fantastic with a grilled bronzini. UPDATE. 2nd day a little underwhelming. Maybe just paired well yesterday.

Slight banana on the nose gives way to vibrant tropical fruits, pineapple, guava on the palate. A clean mouthfeel with a slight effervescence on the finish. Fantastic with a grilled bronzini. UPDATE. 2nd day a little underwhelming. Maybe just paired well yesterday.

Aug 16th, 2017
Kenneth Emerson

Green apple lemon strident minerality

Green apple lemon strident minerality

Aug 15th, 2017
Brian Chambers

Very strong tart apple. Would love to revisit this wine in a year or so.

Very strong tart apple. Would love to revisit this wine in a year or so.

Oct 11th, 2016