Special BAYWAY100 points - The flowery-styled 2013 La Cana comes from Albarino vines planted before 1990. It differs from its sibling in that the wine is fermented in stainless steel as well as oak barrels, with the oak fermentation varying between 15% and 20%. This gives the wine a slightly creamier style with abundant notes of spring flowers, caramelized grapefruit, honeysuckle and white peaches. This pretty, light to medium-bodied, dry white should drink well for 12-18 months.
Good Albarino is one of the undiscovered treasures of northwestern Spain. La Cana Albarino, especially, is a delicious hidden gem. Overseen from start to finish by Jorge Ordonez, it exemplifies all that for which the Rias Baixas are known. With an initial assault of green apples and lemons, it finishes with notes of white peach, sage, and a maritime hint. Drink with anything seafood... I'm definitely thinking shrimp scampi! "Light yellow. Explosive aromas of tangerine, melon, peach pit and white flowers, with an exotic note of lemongrass emerging with air. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering lively citrus fruit and honeydew flavors and a bracing mineral quality. Shows impressive energy on the finish, which features chalky mineral and spice qualities." - Tanzer, 91 points