Garzon vineyards

Mar
16

Xanadu in Uruguay: Bodega Garzon

The scope of the Bodega Garzon project in Uruguay is almost megalomaniacal. It takes a Citizen Kane like vision to start a winery by planting 200 hectares comprised of 1,200

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Dec
4

Bonny Doon Vineyard Sparkling Albarino 2010

*Full Disclosure: I received this bottle of wine as a sample* Randal Graham has been a fixture in the California wine scene for decades. Much has been written about his

Albarino

Sep
26

Two Vibrant California Whites: Palmina ‘Honea Vineyard’ Arneis 2012 and La Marea ‘Kristy Vineyard’ Albarino 2014

Since I ran my spotlight on unusual California white wines a year ago, I’ve been on the lookout for wines that fall in this category. They are increasingly exciting and

Apr
25

Spotlight on Spain: The Albarinos of Rias Baixas

In Spain white wines aren’t taken all that seriously. Most Spaniards see them as basic quaffers fit for consumption with the country’s vast array of seafood and pork dishes. This thirsty

Oct
22

Adegas Valminor Davila 2007

Moving from the Loire to Rías Baixas, this is an Albarino based wine blended with loureiro and treixadura, two indigenous Spanish grapes, and lightly oaked. This is thicker and rounder

Jul
11

Palacio de Fefinanes Albarino 2007

I’ve tried a few albarinos before, often appreciating their easy drinking but not so much their lack of complexity. I think I just never got into the good stuff. This

Jul
27

Lagar de Cervera Albarino 2005

Having tried a relatively cheap Albarino a few months ago and not loving it, but realizing its potential, I resolved to try more Albarino varietals in the future. This is

Feb
27

Burgans Albarino 2006

I was looking for a wine to pair with some halibut and was recommended to try a Spanish Albarino. Always being one who likes something new, and since I’d never