22 May 2011

Martin Codax Rias Baixas Albarino 2008

Martin Codax Rias Baixas Albarino 2008

A pale honey color, with a strong citrus nose (it brought to my mind the scent of orange peel), it was probably the best Albarino I have had yet. For those who have not experienced Albarino yet, it comes from a small region in northwest Spain.

The flavor was mild and gentle; it reminded me of the sea breeze, if that makes any sense. It featured strong citrusy flavors and hints of honey, along with a gentle acidity that melted into a lingering sweet finish.

I enjoyed the wine at Lou and Mickey’s at the Gaslamp in San Diego, with a pan-seared salmon, which it paired well with, and was imminently drinkable by itself as a pre-dinner wine. It proved very popular with the crowd and paired well with one of my friends’ shrimp dishes.

Super affordable - $30 at a restaurant, probably about $10-15 at a store.

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Books: Catching up on reading some magazines right now. Finished The Martian Chronicles.  Still need to write posts about it and Dr. Moreau.

Bottles: Had a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc...can't remember the name of it right now.

Writing: Work continues apace on the prose version of Into the Shining Sun.

Guitar: "Mother."