Last Friday I had a chance to taste the just arriving, new 2018 Desconcierto Albariño from the garagiste winery Cambados Urban Winery in the small coastal village of Cambados in the Rias Baixas of Galicia in northwest Spain. You’ll may remember, the debut 2016 vintage of this wine was one of our most important discoveries from our trip to Spain and Portugal in the summer of 2017. The Desconcierto is the only wine produced by CUW (about 4,000 bottles), and our importer reports it is in tremendous demand, and now being sold in small quantities to fine dining restaurants in the five western states. In SF it is being offered in the best Spanish restaurants at up to $20 a glass!! Bottle price has increased to $30 retail, but we can still offer at just $22.95 for a very limited time.
The sensational 2018 Desconcierto Albariño appears to be a delicious blend of the two previous vintages—not so ripe as the 2016, and with less of the racy acidity of the 2017. Really a perfect melding of the two. Refreshing, vibrant and citrusy with hints of melon, and the wonderful salinity we love from this varietal when grown along the cool Rias Baixas coastline.