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La Cana Albariño 2008

La Cana

89 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): "The 2008 La Cana Albarino is the first release of the collaboration between the Gil family of Jumilla and importer Jorge Ordonez. Their intention was to make a more austere style of Albarino. Light gold-colored, it reveals an attractive perfume of pear, lemon-lime, and pineapple. Vibrant on the palate with excellent natural acidity, this racy Albarino will drink well for another three years. It is an excellent value. (Jun 2009)"

88 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "Yellow-gold. Ripe pear and peach on the nose, with notes of pungent herbs and talc adding energy. Fleshy, weighty apple and pear flavors are enlivened by notes of orange and honeysuckle, with a kick of white pepper on the back. For a rich wine this boasts good energy and finishing clarity. (Sep/Oct 2009)"

Los Angeles Times "Wine of the Week": "On one of those three-digit hot days last week, I opened a bottle of this sublime Albariño from the lush green Celtic part of Spain, Galicia. What a beauty! Scented with lime and white peaches, it has a bracing minerality that balances the lush ripe fruit. The 2008 Bodegas La Cana, named for the canes that grow along the rivers, exhibits finesse and grace in a beautiful package. Serve well chilled as an aperitif with a bowl of toasted almonds and olives, with summery salads and chilled seafood, grilled prawns or lobster. (9/30/09)"

Retails for about $15.99.

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