2016 Albarino

2016 Albarino
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95 Points Gold/Best of Class of Region at the 2017 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Best White, Best of Class, Double Gold at the 2017 West Coast Wine Competition
94 Points, Double Gold, Best Albariño at the 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition
94 Points, Double Gold, Best Albariño at the 2017 Monterey International Wine Competition
92 Points - Gold/Best Albariño at the 2017 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

Critic's Reviews
"Oak Farm continues to make a case for this usually coastal variety in its far from the coast location. It's a great argument for what can be accomplished when micro-climates are carefully selected.  This is spot on Albariño, with lemon, lime, peach, wet stone and mild spice beautifully intermixed from start to finish.  You can't argue with the quality here..."
94 Rich Cook Mar 14, 2017

Wine Specs
Harvest Date
8/4/16, 8/17/16, 9/2/16
6.4 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Fragrances of lime zest, citrus blossom, and peach. With its pleasantly fresh acidity, dry finish and wet stone overtones, this wine leads you to a palate cleansing experience.
Vineyard Notes
AlbariƱo 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.
Production Notes
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.