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2018 ALBARINO

 

$30

 

TA: 4.6 g/l

pH: 3.4

rs: <.5%

Brix at harvest: 24

Harvest date: 9/18/2018

Aging treatment: 100% Stainless Steel


 

Winemaker’s Notes:

“This Albarino comes from a small vineyard on the north side of Livermore. It is a project that I am fond of for what it teaches me, rather than what I can teach it.

 

As a first vintage, this wine turned out exceptionally well. It was fermented cool in stainless steel for upwards of 28 days. Every time we checked it was just keeping on keeping on… so we let it play out over time. The result is a freshness on the palate that is unique.”

Dane Stark, Owner & Winemaker


Tasting Notes:

The Albarino grape comes to us from Spain and Portugal and is typically made with lower levels of alcohol. This wine, at 13.4% alcohol, is a bit of a “California take” on this traditional varietal, and a good one, we think.

 

It should be served well chilled and is generous of character, having a perfumed aroma and lingering, dry finish. It would fare beautifully if you paired it with apps like goat cheese, dried apricots, harder cheeses, nuts and charcuterie, but would also go well alongside a main course, or even salad entre.. This wine is a lovely rendition of an old white varietal that provides a new twist to your white wine offerings. It was an extremely small production, so cherish every bottle!!!!