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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Pazo de Barrantes Albarino 2011
Pazo de Barrantes Albarino 2011
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is straw yellow in color, with greenish nuances, bright and well-defined. It is a voluptuous white wine with surprising bottle longevity preserving its citrus, fruity and floral fragrances of grapefruits, pears and white flowers. In the mouth it reveals its elegant personality, freshness and varietal character with a pleasant and well-defined texture. All through the mouth it displays a succulent feeling, adding a certain muscular structure balanced by a smooth-as-silk acidity with a persistent and lengthy finish.
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About Pazo de Barrantes:

In the heart of the Salnés valley in the Rías Baixas, the Creixell family project continues, with a further 12 hectares of vineyard — the Pazo de Barrantes Estate — and a winery in its center that carries the Estate's name. The imposing 16th century manor house, the family home, shares the same values as the Rioja Estate and offers since its origins in 1991 the finest wines possible, while always maintaining true albariño character through the use of the latest technology. Pazo de Barrantes continues to consolidate itself as the leading, quality winery of the Rias Baixas.