Classic Albariño salinity shines through, like eating fresh-cut green apples on the beach, a slight salty sea spray touching everything. Like everything Cameron Hughes seems to touch, it tastes like something worth twice the price. Recommended. 89 points.

What We’re Drinking – Cameron Hughes Lot 547 Albariño

The color is very pale, just barely tinted with straw. Orange blossoms and pears show on the nose. On the palate, classic Albariño salinity shines through, like eating fresh-cut green apples on the beach, a slight salty sea spray touching everything. The flavors linger for quite a while. Like everything Cameron Hughes seems to touch, it tastes like something worth twice the price. Drink with toasted cheese. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Cameron Hughes
WHAT: Albariño
DESIGNATION: Lot 547
WHERE: Rias Baixas, SP
HOW MUCH: $13 (media sample)