Pale straw color with green highlights and slight
effervescence. Bright aromas of lemon blossom, white ginger and sage remind one of the pilgrim journeys along the winding paths leading to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Citrus rind, wild herbs and green almond flavors continue this Spanish interlude as the '08 vintage finishes long, crisp and briny. Pairs beautifully with fresh oysters,
camarón en cazuela or any fresh bloomy rind goat or sheep's milk cheese.
"Few winemakers in California understand acidity
better than Randall Grahm, and he provides plenty of
it in this brilliantly clean, bone-dry wine. It
cleanses the mouth with scoury flavors of lychee, lime,
nectarine, minerals and peppery nasturtium, with a foresty, resinous quality suggesting pine cone."
First time to have an Albarino and it won't be the last. Crisp,not sweet with a peach, apricot and hint of grapefruit. Very nice sipper and great with raw oysters and crustaceans.