Vionta ratings & reviews

Vionta Albarino

Vionta Albariño 2014

RECOMMENDED
"This 100% estate grown Albarino promises an engaging medley of fruit and finesse. Highlighted by ripe peach and apricot aromatics with a rich round palate that tells of extended time with the lees, the 2014 Vionta Albariño carries weight and volume along with well-honed acidity."
- About.com, November 2015
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Vionta Albariño 2013

RECOMMENDED
"Minerals and peach notes drive this Albariño, marked by a solid weight and balanced acidity. Its long finish and firm structure are ideal for sipping with intensely flavorful foods."
- FSR Magazine, June 2015

FEATURED
"Leesy mango and lime aromas are fleshy, but attractive. A plump, juicy palate is holding its own, while flavors of pithy orange and melon end in a friendly, round fashion."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2015

Vionta Albariño 2011

BEST BUY, 87 POINTS
"Here's an albarino that's creamy with lemon custard scents, fat enough for crab, and fragrant enough for clams or barnacles."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2013
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DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARD
- Decanter Magazine, 2012

Vionta Albariño 2010

RECOMMENDED
"An amazing rich wine, picture a platter of peaches dusted with lemon zest. Ripe and springy on the palate, just all around fun to drink."
- Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes Magazine, September 2012
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RECOMMENDED
"More substantial than the floral aroma suggests, it has pear and grapefruit notes."
- Ray Isle, Food & Wine Magazine, September 2012
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RECOMMENDED
"If you like Sauvignon Blanc, try Albarino. Hailing from northwestern Spain's Rias Baixas region, this grape variety produces crisp yet fleshy whites ideal for shellfish. Seek out Vionta."
- Leslie Sbrocco, Mercury News, August 2012
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FEATURED
"Pear, almond and smoke notes mingle in this broad white. This has a generous texture, and firm underlying acidity."
- Wine Spectator Online, May 2012

OUTSTANDING
"Light yellow in color this wine has a lovely perfume with hints of melon, citrus, and peach with a faint floral mineral undertone. It is finesseful and balanced with gorgeous fruit hinting of melon and citrus with a faint minerality. This is delicious wine that rates very high on the drinkability scale."
- John Tilson, The Underground Wine Letter, February 22, 2012
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89 POINTS
"Simple and airy on the nose, with melon, apple and citrus notes. It's spritzy, healthy and citrusy in the mouth, with comfortable, familiar pineapple and melon flavors. Holds steady on the finish. Very nice for immediate drinking."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Advanced Buying Guide, December 15, 2011
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RECOMMENDED
"Crisp, sometimes salty, mineral-infused white wines from Portugal, Spain and Sicily are a great choice for shellfish and lighter seafood. Try the Vionta 2010 Albarino. Lightly spritzy, lively and fresh."
- Seattle Times, November 15, 2011
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88 POINTS
"Bright straw. Lime, lemongrass and white flowers on the nose and palate. Dry and precise but shows good heft and breadth, offering juicy pear and citrus flavors and a hint of white pepper. Finishes with good cut, grip and length, the pear note repeating."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2011
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RECOMMENDED WITH FOOD PAIRING
"Chef Pajo Bruich recommends pan-roasted Passmore Ranch sturgeon with sweet corn, white polenta, passion fruit, "caviar," prosciutto, mushroom escabeche and herb pistou."
- Comstock's Magazine, Aug. 4, 2011
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Vionta Albariño 2009

Silver
- 2011 Monterey Wine Competition
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87 POINTS
"Fairly pungent, with apple and lemon aromas that are typical for the variety. The palate has an edge to it and acidity that pushes citrus and pineapple flavors toward tangy."
- Wine Enthusiast Online, February 2011
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RECOMMENDED
"Much rounder, but also with surprisingly fresh acidity, than many albarinos."
- Bill St. John, The Chicago Tribune, Feb. 16, 2011
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Vionta Albariño 2008

RECOMMENDED
- Cooking Light, August 2010
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93 POINTS & BEST BUY
" A subtle and delicate albariño, this draws a thin veil of fruit over fresh minerality. It hints at lime pith and kiwi, plumping up into a juicy middle then casting off a bold, precise and satisfying finish. There's something creamy about it, like the richness of lobster broth. Chill it for a bowl of steamed clams this summer."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2010

88 POINTS
"A clean, snappy style of Albariño with pear, apple, white pepper and citrus aromas. Tight across the palate, with green apple and orange flavors. Citrus controls the finish, and overall it's focused and designed to go with shellfish."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2009

Vionta Albarino 2007


90 POINTS & BEST BUY
Wine & Spirits, August 2009
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WHITE WINE OF THE MONTH!
Wine & Spirits Newsletter, July 2009
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85 POINTS
"This light white is ethereal in texture, whispering notes of pine, citrus and green almond before it vanishes in a light floral finish."
Wine Spectator, February 28, 2009
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