2011 Columna Albariño Rias Baixas
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A terrific Albarino from vineyards planted in 1978 on granite and slate-based soils, the 2011 Columna Albarino exhibits exotic notes of pineapples, white peaches and honeysuckle, fresh acids, and medium-bodied, intense, concentrated, alluring flavors. Consume it over the next 1-2 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Green-gold color. Bright aromas and flavors of orange, pear and peach are enlivened by a stony element. Tactile and dry, with attractive candied citrus and honeysuckle qualities carrying through a zesty, mineral-accented finish.
This is a wonderfully crisp, spritely newcomer in our Albariño section. A lovely balance between granite-driven minerality, salinity and delicate melon and yellow stone fruit make this wine perfect before a meal or to enjoy with seafood and shellfish. Lots of character and value for the price.