Dusty apple aromas are given lift courtesy of citrus notes. This feels good on the palate, with zesty acidity. Flavors of stone fruits, tropical fruits, apple and citrus meld together well, while the finish is pure and long.— M.S.
Green apple, melon and light vanilla aromas make this clean and approachable. The wine has body and cut, with plump, focused flavors of melon and dry green fruits. Persistent on the finish and very nice overall.— M.S.
Minerally, oceanic aromas of sea shell, apple and nectarine are focused and fresh. In the mouth, this is easygoing and a bit plump, with good acidity pushing peach, citrus and apple flavors. A pithy finish with hints of almond skin is mildly bitter and tight.— M.S.
Nice Albariño, no ifs, ands or buts. The nose is floral and clean, and that’s backed by a no-fuss palate of citrus, namely orange and grapefruit. As it holds form from front to back, you know this is a good wine. Will go great with light salads and shellfish. Drink immediately.— M.S.
At this price, you can’t go wrong. At least not with this wine, which veers toward the lush and sweet as it pumps out aromas of melon, pear and almonds. The palate is crisp enough, but not jagged. Flavors of apple and citrus are zesty and correct. Act fast to get it while it’s fresh.— M.S.
Peach, melon and pithy aromas work the opening, followed by a leesy palate of mild peach, nectarine and melon flavors. It offers good flow to the finish, which features notes of sea foam, white fruit and mineral, as well as a spot of bitterness. Drink now.— M.S.
For inexpensive Albariño, Nessa delivers the goods. The nose is flowery and soft, but most of all it’s inviting. The palate is easy and light in the middle, and along the edges apricot and citrus flavors are pleasant. Finishes round, with apple and melon notes. Drink right away.— M.S.
Chunky spiced apple and saline aromas get the wine off on so-so footing, and the apple and grapefruit flavors come with weight. Citrus takes over on the finish, but it’s kind of pithy. Doesn’t seem as fresh as it should be for a brand new ’08.— M.S.