2012 Albariño

2012 Albariño

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The grapes for our Albariño hail from our estate Huerhuero Vineyard. This grape variety is grown in Spain (Rías Baixas region, Galicia) under the name Albariño and in Portugal (Vinho Verde region) as Alvarinho. Albariño is a thick-skinned grape, which allows it to flourish in our Mediterranean climate.

The grapes for this vintage were handpicked at night during the cool evening hours and were whole cluster pressed. After cold settling for 48 hours, the juice was racked and fermented in both a small stainless steel tank and neutral French oak barrels where it was aged for four months.

Enjoy now through 2016.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Light straw
  • Aroma: Ripe pear, honeydew melon and passion fruit
  • Taste: Full-bodied with crisp acidity; hints of pineapple unfold into a creamy finish
Other Notes
"An aromatic fresh white wine from Paso Robles" — Kevin Willenborg, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 21, 2012
Stainless steel and neutral oak barrels
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