Bodegas M Albariño de Edna Valley

by Wootbot

And That’s Not Even Counting The Ticket

Take a trip to Spain in your mind. What do you see?

Probably you’re in a villa house, looking out over golden hills. Maybe there are people in the plaza below, waving up. They’ve got bright colors and they’re smiling. Of course, this isn’t real Spain, because reality has… well, real things in it. This is the myth, the ideal, the green-gold of your dreams. There’s no civil wars or strikes in your dreams. There’s just beauty, and joy.

Thanks to the political climate of today, these four bottles of 2010 Bodegas M Albariño de Edna Valley might be as close as you’ll get to your imaginary Spain. But looking at the green-gold white in your glass, smelling the citrus and pineapple… okay, then, let’s add pineapples to your imaginary Spain! And why not? What good is a dream that doesn’t evolve? Without evolution, would the Spanish Albariño have found a home in the Edna Valley of California? Would it have helped to revitalize and rebirth this rare-outside-of-Spain variety? When you taste the green apple, the sharp citrus shock, the delicate narcissus wave that signals the creamy finish, then you’ll understand your dreams. And you’ll know that someone else shares them with you.

You may never make it to the real Spain, but if the one in your mind is as good as the Bodegas M Albariño de Edna Valley… who cares? And anyway, a four pack is cheaper than renting a villa.

2010 Albariño - Querida 4-Pack

Green–gold in color, with aromas of citrus and pineapple. The attack is sharp, the mid-palate rich, with green apple, citrus, and narcissus wrapped in a creamy finish.
 
The Albariño is a shy grape with very low yields both in the vineyard and the winery. This lack of productivity was the reason that it was never grown much outside of Spain (and a little in northern Portugal). This wine is unique in that it spends eight months in one year old and two year old French oak. This endows the wine with a rich underpinning to support the racy fruit attack, and gives the Albariño Querida a long, creamy finish. This wine is distinctive in its complexity and integration. Bodegas M Albariño 2010 Querida recalls the classic wines of Rías Baixas only, perhaps, better.

 

Rules and restrictions:

Thanks to stick-in-the-mud buzzkilling state legislators, wine may only be delivered to the following states:

If your state's not on the list, you're out of luck... for now. Keep up with the ever-changing laws over at ShipCompliantBlog.com, and/or sound the alarms with your state assembly person through FreeTheGrapes.org. Meanwhile, all Federal, state and local laws are complied with in providing this wine.