May 2018 Albariño Tasting – James Melendez

I was delighted to participate in this large Snooth wine tasting featuring 11 Albariño on 16-May-2018 – it is unusual and, of course, a welcome experience to taste through so many wonderful Galician wines.




Señorio de Rubios Robaliño Rías Baixas Albariño 2017

Scent: green apple, green pear, green fig, jasmine, and moist stone.
Palate: quince, green apple, hint of dried fig and green tea.





Bodegas Alto de Torona Rosal Rías Baixas Albariño Caino Loureiro 2017

This wine has such a unique bottle – a great bottle format – nicely modern.  This wine is a composition of Albariño, Caino, and Loureiro.  Superbly low in ABV.

Scent: white nectarine, Adriatic fig, crushed oyster shell, and flowers.

Palate: Kiwi, fleshy yellow peach, green apple and hint of moist mineral.


Condes de Albarei Rías Baixas Albariño 2016 

Scent: Meyer lemon, white peach, Italian fig and moist stones.

Palate: rich sweet lime, white tea, flowers, and moist granite




Nai e Señora Rías Baixas Albariño 2016 

Vibrant acid, hint of effervescence.

Scent: Green apple, white nectarine, almond, moist stones

Palate:  Yellow peach, raw almond, tea and beeswax.


Paco & Lola Rías Baixas Albariño 2017

Scent: Bosc pear, sliced green apple, moist granite and freshly cut flowers

Palate: Heirloom apple, moist stone, sesame and almond.






Fillaboa Rías Baixas Albariño 2016

Scent: mix of freshly cut green fruit, flowers, stones and green tea 

Palate: Citron, green pear, piñon (pine nut), and almond







Adegas Galegas D. Pedro D Sotomaior Rías Baixas Albariño 2016

Scent: white flowers, mix of green and yellow citrus zest and pulp, white peach

Palate: White peach/nectarine, pear, hint of almond and crushed sea shell






Laxas Rías Baixas Albariño 2017

Scent: white pear and nectarine, Calla Lily, and green citrus

Palate: Quince, Kiwi and moist crushed granite.






Terras Gauda Rías Baixas Albariño 2017

70% Albariño, 20% Caiño, and 10% Loureiro; 12.5% ABV 

Scent: Moist rock, mix of green and red apple, green fig and Quince

Palate: Green citrus, Italian fig, toasted almonds, and flowers






Pazo Senorañs Rías Baixas Albariño 2017

Scent: green-gold citrus, fleshly yellow nectarine, dried apricot and almond.

Palate: Green citrus zest, quince, moist stones and flowers.






Valmiñor Rías Baixas Albariño 2017

Scent: Green citrus, white stone fruit, apples, and moist crushed stones,

Palate: seared pear and green fig, moist slate, almond and honeycomb





Wines courtesy of producer, importer and Snooth.



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I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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1 Response to May 2018 Albariño Tasting – James Melendez

  1. Becky Ellis says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Albariño is the perfect wine for summer sippin’. It’s taken the place of rosé (at least for the moment) in my book as my favorite $20 and under wine for relaxing on the patio. Cheers!

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