Double Gold/Best of Class/Best White at the 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
94 Points - Double Gold/Best of Class/Best Albariño at the 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
94 Points - Double Gold/Best of Class/Best Albariño at the 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
Delicate and clean, with fragrances of lime zest, citrus blossom, and peach. With its pleasantly fresh acidity, dry finish and mineral overtones, this wine leads you to a palate cleansing experience.
Albariño grows exceedingly well in Lodi. We get a bit more floral character from our warm days and cool nights and rich soil than what Spain seems to grow out of the Rias Baixas region. The grapes that went into our 2016 vintage came from three small vineyards, all within the Lodi Appellation.
With all three vineyards, the grapes were hand-picked in the morning and after being brought into the winery, they were gently whole cluster pressed to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank. Later, the juice was racked and fermented cold in a stainless steel tank. After a long fermentation, the wine was aged on light lees and later clarified and held cold until it could be finished for an early bottling to maintain freshness and liveliness.