Columna

This is a terrific Albarino from vineyards planted in 1978 on granite and slate-based soils. The vineyards are located next to the Miño river in Galicia (North West of Spain) within the Condado de Tea subzone of Rias Baixas. Out of the 5 subzones of Rias Baixas, Condado de Tea is the most southern subzone and furthest from the Atlantic Ocean. Out of the 200+ indigenous grapes found in this area, Albariño is the queen.

The winemaker Rodri Mendez is no less than Raul Perez's disciple and right hand man. In fact Columna is vinified in the same winery were Sketch (the under the water wine) is produced. The goal in producing Columna is to showcase the purity of the Albariño grape in a 100% unoaked style from a unique micro-clime that produces richer fuller often more balanced Albariño wines. The vineyards that produce this expression of Albariño are tended in the local and popular Emparrado trellis system, which was invented by the Romans during the 2nd century to maximize air circulation allowing for a better, drier ripening season.

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Columna Albarino 2017
Made from 100% Albarino grapes tended in granite soil. The vineyards are located next to the Miño river in Galicia (Northwestern Spain) within the Condado de Tea subzone of Rías Baixas. Columna is a very unique expression of this queenly grape due to its southern and interior location. This results
Item Number: 29276
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Columna Albarino 2016
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" Fresh melon and pear on the perfumed nose, with floral and herbal qualities adding complexity. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering vibrant orchard and pit flavors along with hints of fennel and honeysuckle. The smooth, clinging finish shows a lingering pit fruit character.  THE WINE

Columna Albarino 2015
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "(all stainless steel) Pale yellow. Vibrant citrus and orchard fruits and melon on the fragrant nose. Lively and expansive in the mouth, offering juicy pear, white peach and Meyer lemon flavors that deepen with air. Rich yet energetic as well, finishing with very good focus and a

Columna Albarino 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Light, green-tinged yellow. Fresh melon and pear on the perfumed nose, with floral and herbal qualities adding complexity. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering vibrant orchard and pit flavors along with hints of fennel and honeysuckle. The smooth, clinging finish shows a

Columna Albarino 2013
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Tasting notes: Bright straw color. Fresh melon and tangerine aromas are brightened by notes of quinine and chalky minerals. Light-bodied, focused honeydew and citrus fruit flavors show good concentration and a hint of saltiness. Finishes tangy and long, with a refreshingly bitter quality and a

Columna Albarino 2011
91  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91 "A terrific Albarino from vineyards planted in 1978 on granite and slate-based soils, the 2011 Columna Albarino exhibits exotic notes of pineapples, white peaches and honeysuckle, fresh acids, and medium-bodied, intense, concentrated, alluring flavors. Consume it over the next 1-2