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2018 Albariño

San Diego Wine Challenge, Best Albariño, Platinum 94 points Full of sweet aromas of apricot and white peach. A bold white wine with spicy tones and a citrus edge.

Alcohol: 14.2%

pH: 3.43

Cases: 500


Tasting Notes: Full of sweet aromas of apricot and white peach, this Albariño has a beautiful brightness and a subtle effervescence. A bold white wine with spicy tones and a citrus edge that keeps the palate crisp and balanced.

Varietal: Known as the most popular white wine of Spain, Albariño is native to Galicia, a region in the northwest corner of Spain. The region is influenced by a coastal climate, where wet and chilly winters along with dry summers are the norm and survival is ensured by the unusually thick skin of the varietal.

Vintage: With ideal conditions during flowering and a cooler, dry year, yields were up and the quality superb. The large crop set resulted in our team making multiple thinning passes of the fruit leaving only that of the highest quality. Due to mild temperatures, harvest started two weeks later than in 2017. With only one rain event at the beginning of October and clear skies from then on, the fruit was able to have a long hang time to reach textbook maturity.

Winemaker: Jamie Benziger

Harvested: Semptember 2018

Label Artist: Inez Storer | Iverness, CA

Cellaring: Drink Now