2014 Albarino Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County
18 months in older, neutral French oak barrels
In Spain and Portugal, Albarino is traditionally fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve its crisp acidity. Here in the Central Coast, we went the route of using older, neutral French oak barrels in order to add complexity and richness in the mouth. It is a lively, bright wine that is soft and languid on the palate, with beautifully integrated aromas of nectarine, white peach, and soft floral notes. Our Albarino has a crisp acidity with a slightly creamy finish, making it perfect to pair with seared scallops on a beautiful fall day.
97 Cases Produced
88% Estelle Vineyard Albariño 5% La Presa Vineyard Roussanne 4% Estelle Vineyard Loureiro 3% Tierra Alta Vineyard Grenache Blanc