Synopsis, Our Opinion:
Producer/Winery: Etxea Wines; Napa, California.
Grape Variety: Albarino.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country:
Purchased From: Kogod Wine Merchant; Encinitas, California.
Paired With: Lightly spicy roast chicken, baked potato with sour cream and broccoli.
Chill before drinking. Very pale wheat straw color with a slight glycerin look in the glass. Pleasant aroma with hints of peach, melon and fresh cut grass. Slight sharpness with a dry and rather robust mouthfeel, medium body, but with lots of texture. The taste was just like the aromas, a little bit of peach a little bit of wet grass, but with a very herbaceous dominance. Mildly acidic with just enough to balance the body and give it a fresh taste. Quite a long finish that had mild flavors and strong limestone mineral tastes. We love Spanish Albarino and this one was definitely a little different, slightly harder edge, heavier body and lacking the strong peach fruit flavors we expected. Although we only gave it a two thumbs up rating, it was quite good and we would buy it again if a Spanish bottle was not available.
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Alcohol Content: 13.2%
Closure: Uncovered 45mm natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Not applicable.