Saturday, November 13, 2010

"La Cana" Albarino Rias Baixas 2009

I picked this up for 10$ at Costco (maybe it was 11$). Imported by Jorge Ordonez. Jorge Ordonez is a mixed bag for me; I definitely am not a fan of the really expensive stuff that is all Parkerized. However, on the lower end, there have certainly been some compelling values for me. Spanish whites are pretty interesting in general; I figured this was worth a try. Tropical fruits, citrus, and minerals on the nose. Orange and lime flavors. Good acidity and body. Minerally finish that is a nice contrast to the richness (almost like orange juice). This is quite nice, but I have to be honest that it's a little boring to me. You know when you have a white wine that is literally scintillating, with layers and layers of electric flavor? This isn't that, but it isn't bad either. B+ 

2 comments:

Cabfrancophile said...

"a white wine that is literally scintillating, with layers and layers of electric flavor"

Love it, especially the electric flavor part!

Jeff said...

Thanks. Nothing like a good shock to jolt you awake. This one wasn't bad but it was a sleeper.