Albarino has been a hot grape over these past few years and is always welcome in my home. Taking a look at the current releases, I was looking for the classic peach and citrus fruit tones backed up with zesty acids and a touch of saline minerality. To learn more about Albarino take a look at All About Albarino.

2010 La Cana Albarino, 13.5%
An interesting ripe nose of nectarine, soil tones, walnut oil and a hint of salty seashell greet the nose.  Very smooth on entry with acidity that is well wrapped in kiwi and peach fruit. The acidity pops a bit on the back end which shows off nice complexity with a hint of nutshell and some gentle mineral tones with a very subtle vegetal edge. Finishes with good length and a green grapey freshness. This is fairly opulent but at the same time it’s awfully appealing. 90pts