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2016 Albariño

2016 Albariño

The Albariño grapes were hand picked and channeled direct to press. The juice was racked to a combination of neutral French and American oak barrels 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. 

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. The wine’s lively natural acidity is perfectly balanced by a subtle background of complexity from the neutral barrels.

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SKU: 16ALB
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Albarino
Appellation
Monterey County
Harvest Date
8/29/2016
pH
3.38
Aging
4 Months
Fermentation
Oak
Bottling Date
7/5/2017
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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. The wine’s lively natural acidity is perfectly balanced by a subtle background of complexity from the neutral barrels.
Vineyard Notes
Black Jack 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.
Production Notes
The Albariño grapes were hand picked and channeled direct to press. The juice was racked to a combination of neutral French and American oak barrels 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.