On a White Wine Kick

No particular reason, but I’m not feeling the cold weather reds right now. Could be the warm weather, but really, that just started this week. I just haven’t been a heavy red wine mood. I need to shake that as the reds are piling up alarmingly fast in my basement!

The bottle of the night was a Valminor 2006 Rias Bhixas Albarino. I picked it up at the Winery in Old Town Alexandria as part of a mixed case. It cost me $12.99 minus a 10% case discount, clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume, and had a screw cap.

The nose of the wine was perfumy, very aromatic. It showed tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit, orange blossoms, and was quite floral. In the mouth I found grapefruit, citrus, and a nice sweet orange note. The wine was crisp in the mouth, but not too tart. Overall I found the wine to be intriguing and a great value for the price.

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3 Responses

  1. Albarino is one of my favorite white varietals. I hope to put together a tasting of Albarinos sometime soon, so I’ve been looking out for recommendations. I will have to search this one out locally.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Marco

  2. M,

    Great note. This is one of my favourite Albarinos, and as you say quite an intriguing wine.

  3. Marco- Also try the Nora, a good value in that one too.

    Thanks Edward! We really liked this one, I’ll get it again.

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