2016 Albarino
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2016 Albarino

Crisp, refreshing aromas of white nectarine and green apple are accented by hints of honeysuckle and lavender. Vibrant flavors echo the aromatics with hints of citrus and mineral.

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Harvest

An unseasonably warm spring and below average rainfall for the fifth consecutive year contributed to an early harvest in 2016. During the harvest window, cool temperatures alternated with warmer spells, allowing vintners to pick grapes at optimum levels. Yields were low, which translated to excellent wine quality. 

Vineyard

Blackjack Vineyard is owned and farmed by the Rava family, a third-generation farming family. Ideally situated on a gently sloping hillside of the Santa Lucia range in Monterey County, the vineyard enjoys foggy mornings and warm days followed by late afternoon coastal breezes and chilly nights. These cool temperatures allow the grapes to ripen slowly over a prolonged growing season, resulting in expressive, aromatic fruit. 

Winemaking

The Albarino grapes were hand picked and channeled direct to press. The juice was racked to a combination of neutral French and American oak berrls where it was fermented and aged sur lie for four months. The neutral barrels lent complexity to the wine without overshadowing the natural freshness and acidity of the grapes. 

Tasting Notes

Crisp, refreshing aromas of white nectarine and green apple are accented by hints of honeysuckle and lavender. Vibrant flacors echo the aromatics with hints of citrus and mineral. The wine's lively natural acidity is erfectly balanced by a subtle background of complexity from the neutral barrels.



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