Well-made wine. Interesting grape. Limited availability. Is it any wonder that the Wine Curmudgeon gets so cranky?
Albarino is an important white wine grape in Spain, but done very little elsewhere. Hence I was quite excited to taste the California Dancing Coyote (about $11, sample), and was quite pleased with the results. It had more and softer fruit (almost tropical) than a Spanish albarino, which has more lemon. It also retained a lot of Spanish appeal. This is difficult to describe, but if the wine was a character in a film noir, it would say, "If you don't like me, tough. Go drink some over-oaked California chardonnay. I really don't care."
Drink this with seafood, main course salads, or by itself on the porch. Highly recommended.