Nose

Our 2016 offers a melody of classic aromas unique to the varietal--lime zest, toasted almond, ginger, ripe apricot, and floral notes.

Palate

Flavors are bright, refreshing, and lively, and sustain the long finish. I am comfortable to call this the best vintage of Albariño we have produced as all components are in perfect harmony.

Growing Conditions

We were rewarded with another outstanding vintage in 2016. Sunshine and a warm dry spring led to mild and ideal growing conditions throughout the summer. Because of late winter rains, the vines began their growing season a little happier and less stressed than in 2015. With no weather extremes to interfere, grapes ripened slowly and evenly, resulting in beautiful concentration of flavor and aromas.

Bottling

Bottling Date: February 6, 2017.

Winemaking

Fermentation: 21 days at 49º, QA-23 Yeast

Aging

Aging: Stainless steel exclusively.

Appearance

A slight hint of gold in appearance.