Rias Baixas DO, Spain; a Wine Wave selection
un-oaked; 13% ABV; screw cap
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 29 Jan
After looking past this wine’s corny name and label, a recent-vintage Albariño from Rias Baixas DO, (northwest) Spain, in a screw capped bottle, seemed rather promising. Indeed it was.
The wine tasted of floral, yellow citrus (lemon / yellow grapefruit) fruit and pith (to steal the term from Lim13), with some minerality, a good amount of acid and a little of Albariño’s characteristic bitterness. It’s certainly tasty and easy to drink. I would put it on the high end of “quaffer” and perhaps slightly higher.
The next day, the last bit in the bottle (re-capped, kept in the fridge) was less minerally, more forwardly fruity, still yummy.