Albariño 2008

Albarino 2008

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Gold Medal, 2009 World of Wine Festival
Gold Medal, 2009 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal
, Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
, 2009 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition
Top 20 wines under $20”, “Oregon’s 50 Best Wines”, “Taster’s Choice”, Portland Monthly Magazine
What we love right now”, Cooking Light Magazine
Best 100 NorthWest wines under $50”, Seattle Metropolitan Mag.
Wine of the Week, Chuck Hill www.winesnw.com

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The northern slopes of our estate vineyards provide relief from the summer heat and a haven for Albariño. This wine exhibits a floral bouquet and lovely aromas of citrus, pear, yellow stone fruits and honey. The bright acidity and round texture fold into a crisp dry finish with distinct minerality.

We recommend drinking this wine earlier if you seek crispness, later if you prefer greater complexity. True, oysters on the half shell are a beautiful pairing, but this wine also embraces any fresh seafood entree.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest Date: 28 September; 10, 11, 12 October 2008

At harvest:  Sugar; 22.3° brix      pH; 3.26    TA; 8.06 grams/liter     

Cooperage: Stainless Steel

At bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 17 February 2009

Case Production: 1106 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 13.3% by volume

Release Date: 1 April 2009

S R P: $18.00 (750 mL) SOLD OUT

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