I got caught at the right time to open one of my few remaining Albariño wines. Shirley, decided to cook up a broiled salmon steak with some baked Ore-Ida 'Fast Food Fries" and a garden salad for dinner. Tonight it was a Licia Albariño 2010 ($13).
This is a Albariño that I found at one of the counties larger wine outlets. I have become very fond of this grape, which until recently was hard to find locally. It does appear, however, that this grape is now becoming very popular and easier to find. That's great to see, because it makes a very nice wine.
Aromas were filled with lemon, peach,.some green apple and just a hint of mineral. On the palate there was a crisp flavor of peach and honeydew melon which led to a very long zesty finish.
The Albariño has amazed me over the past year and continues to do so. The Licia is maybe the best of what I have tasted so far. For white wine lovers who have not yet experienced this remarkable Spanish wine, I highly recommend you give them a try. The Licia Albariño is a very reasonably priced nice one to start enjoying this exquisite dry white wine from the Rias Baixas region in Northern Spain.