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2017 Albariño

2017 Albariño
ESTATE GROWN - SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

The 2017 Albariño offers brisk aromas of white flower, stone fruit and lime with a whisper of ocean-air salinity. A soft, viscous texture presents luscious flavors of citrus, green apple, tangerine zest and peach pit with a sense of crisp minerality. Lingering fruit flavors and nimble acidity combine to create a long, energetic finish.

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SKU: 2017Albarino
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Albarino
Appellation
Santa Ynez Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate Grown
Acid
.68
pH
3.04
Aging
10 Months in 100% Stainless Steel
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Albariño offers brisk aromas of white flower, stone fruit and lime with a whisper of ocean-air salinity. A soft, viscous texture presents luscious flavors of citrus, green apple, tangerine zest and peach pit with a sense of crisp minerality. Lingering fruit flavors and nimble acidity combine to create a long, energetic finish.
Vineyard Notes
The 35-acre Brick Barn estate vineyard lies just north of the Santa Ynez River in a largely unexplored winegrowing corridor near the city of Buellton in the western Santa Ynez Valley. Here, persistent sun exposure ensures ripe flavors, while the Pacific Ocean—just 10 miles away—delivers daily cooling that maintains fruit acidity and structure. Our Albariño is planted to a small 1.9-acre block in front of our winery. This block’s sandy riverbed soils foster pure varietal character, while the Pacific breezes help maintain fruit vibrancy right through full maturity. Tight 6x3 vine spacing ensures that yields are kept in check for the sake of natural flavor intensity.
Production Notes
Our vision is to remain true to the varietal authenticity of classic Spanish Albariño, producing a wine that is full-flavored yet also crisp and refreshing. After night harvesting, the clusters were partially de-stemmed and left on the skins for three hours prior to pressing, allowing the fruit to uptake tertiary complexities. After pressing, the juice was cold settled for 48 hours, then racked off solids and fermented in stainless steel over a period of 10 days. The wine was next racked to a stainless steel tank, where it matured for 10 months prior to bottling. Stainless steel was exclusively employed during fermentation and aging to ensure the retention of delicate aromatics and bright fruit flavors.
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 Albariño is an assertively elegant and varietally expressive wine that speaks to the sandy riverbed soils and crisp marine climate of our estate vineyard.
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Product Reviews
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Cynthia Martin
(Oct 6, 2020 at 5:13 PM)
This vintage is absolutely delicious. To me, it drinks with a subtle nature of soft honeyed pear. Very aromatic. We buy it often and it's always a hit. Absolutely make sure to pick this bottle up next time you're visiting the tasting room!

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