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Marqués de Vargas 2014 Rías Baixas Pazo San Mauro (Wine Review)

Part of the Marqués de Vargas group from Rioja, Pazo San Mauro is located in the Condado do Tea zone, with vineyards on terraces directly above the Minho River. Its 2014 is linear and mineral, built on a penetrating and sharp acidity. Austere and shy, it takes a few...Read Full Story

Lagar de Besada 2012 Rías Baixas Baladiña Albariño (Wine Review)

Light touches of honey add nuance to the tropical white fruit scents in this albariño. It’s firm in texture, shaped by a fierce acidity. For pan-roasted calamari.

Pazo Señorans 2014 Rías Baixas Albariño (Wine Review)

In typical Pazo Señorans style, this is a voluptuous charmer. Its flavors of ripe pears and apricots merge into a creamy texture, finely delineated by a firm acidity, a structure that backlights the ripe fruit.

Castro Martin 2012 Rías Baixas A2O Sobre Lías Albariño (Wine Review)

The fruit of vines between 20 and 50 years old, this spends six months on the lees to enhance the creaminess and depth of its aromas. The texture is shaped by taut acidity, full of mineral flavors and notes of citrus that leave a fresh sensation of lime and white stones.<...Read Full Story

Doug Frost, MS, MW on Ribera del Duero (News & Features)

Author, educator, speaker and all-round wine go-to guy, Frost spends a lot of time away from his home in Kansas City, with a fondness for travel in Spain.{image_1}Before he earned his Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles, Doug Frost didn’t get to travel to any...Read Full Story

Attis 2014 Rías Baixas Lías Finas Albariño (Wine Review)

Long defined by its long lees contact, this is a buttery, ripe, round, expansive style of albariño. It moves slowly and gracefully through the mouth, creating a wake of flavor in scents of pineapple and lime. Drink it now with fried calamari.

Granbazán 2014 Rías Baixas Etiqueta Ambar Albariño (Wine Review)

From the Finca Tremoedo, just a few steps from the sea, Ambar is Granbazán’s flagship. It has a strong saline and mineral presence, the structure layered with fresh white fruit flavors. It feels tight and vital, ready to chill for gambas al ajillo.

Mar de Frades 2014 Rías Baixas Val do Salnés Albariño (Wine Review)

Delightfully simple at first, with almost crunchy acidity, this slowly reveals a spicy, fruity richness of flavor, with notes of fresh mint and rosemary adding complexity. It’s the kind of wine I never get tired of drinking, especially in summer, with mussels.

Condes de Albarei 2014 Rías Baixas Albariño (Wine Review)

This is among the freshest of the 2014 albariños we tasted this year. It’s easy to drink, yet complex with flavors of stones and citrus fruit, both coming together to form a radiant, luminous white. Pair it with salmon tartare.

Adegas Morgadio 2015 Rias Baixas Legado del Conde Albarino (Wine Review)

Simple and approachable, this offers fragrant herbal and citric notes, ready for sashimi.

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