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2018 Albariño
93 points

2018 Albariño
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Albarino
Appellation
Edna Valley
Alcohol %
13.8
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We grow Albarino at Jespersen Ranch, our cool climate vineyard nestled into a hillside near the Pacific Ocean. This white grape varietal is not often seen but we are proud to farm a few acres that produce an aromatically stunning and crisp wine. We picked this fruit in two passes about two weeks apart: the first pick gave us grapes ripe with green & grassy notes while the second pick had fruitness & more phenolic development. 

The aromatics on this wine are a symphony of fresh fruit & mineral notes. Aromas of pear, white nectarine & crisp peach intermingle and are unified by a bright minerality & freshly cut green grass. The palate has a comfortable roundness up front and is swept away by a kiwi-laced acidity on the finish - the perfect summer sipper.

93 points, Rich Cook

A touch of new oak and a touch of malolactic fermentation add complexity and depth in both aroma and flavor profiles. Lightly toasted French oak puncheons impart a touch of creamy texture to the palate opening, and they round of the acidity a tiny bit, letting all the glorious peach and citrus speak with a clear voice and finish crisply while getting soft vanilla added to the floral nose.  There’s a ton of interest here, and I’m excited to see how this ages.  Winemaker Patrick Muran is following the idea in RIas Baixas that this is a grape that is wildly versatile when handled with care.


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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Albarino
Appellation
Edna Valley
Alcohol %
13.8
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