Vineyard Designation73% Kristy, 27% Jespersen Ranch
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Bright acidity and flavors of grapefruit, lemon rind, and dry minerality.
Until 1989 Albariño was one of the rarest wine varieties in the world, rarely glimpsed outside the Iberian Peninsula. Since that time, this light yet vibrant white grape has become a darling of wine geeks worldwide with its preternatural ability to pair with all types of seafood, cheese and salty dishes.
Very pale chartreuse color. In the nose, citrus (mostly lime and tangerine) peel and leaf with a vague hint of peach and pineapple. Impressively bracing natural acidity (no acidification was doon), and a slightly richer and more savory mouthfeel than we achieved in the 12 (perhaps because we were able to do a little more bâtonage.) The wine has come together nicely since bottling, but is still pretty tightly wound, and certainly will keep its freshness for several years to come. Still absolutely the perfect wine to serve with cracked crab.
93 Points, Wine Review Online Bonny Doon has captured the enchanting essence of Albariño -- a bracing grapefruit rind bitterness and citrus zing balanced by ripeness without heaviness. A hint of creaminess adds an unusual -- for Albariño -- luxuriousness. Its a masterful balance of ying and yang. Michael Apstein Jul 22, 2014
The Kristy Vineyard in the Salinas Valley, from which derives the dominant component of this blend, is a bit of a wind tunnel, and as such, remains almost preternaturally cool in temperature during the growing season. (It is aided and abetted by the Jespersen Vineyard of Edna Valley, perhaps even cooler.)
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with all types of seafood, cheese and salty dishes. Still absolutely the perfect wine to serve with cracked crab.
Serving Temperature:50-55º FOptimal Drinkability:Drinkable upon release (2014), 3-5 years ageabilityPronunciation:al-bar een-yoLabel Artist:Robert Johnson