Pazo Cilleiro, Rias Baixas (Galicia, Spain) Albariño 2021

($20, Quintessential Wines):  This wine is for those of you who have not yet been introduced to the wines from Rías Baixas, the maritime-influenced northwestern corner of Spain.  In fact, it is also for those who love the energetic lively wines of that appellation.  It delivers vivacity and spice without screaming because there’s plenty of balancing body.  It’s an electric wine that invigorates without electrocuting.  A hint of saline-like minerality and bitterness in the finish amplifies its charms.  The edgy wine is a good choice for ceviche or even carpaccio, not to mention virtually anything from the sea.  Plus, it’s a bargain.
93 Michael Apstein Jul 5, 2022