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Bonny Doon 'Kristy & Jespersen Ranch' Albarino

Albarino

750 ML

$18.99

Product Description

Varietal100% Albariño AppellationCentral Coast Vineyard Designation73% Kristy, 27% Jespersen Ranch Acid7.8 g/L pH3.36 Bottling Date12/17/13 Alcohol %13.2 2013 Albariño One of our best sellers! 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. Wine Profile Tasting Notes 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. Ratings 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 Vineyard Notes 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.) Production Notes 1,592 cases Food Pairing Notes Pair with all types of seafood, cheese and salty dishes. Still absolutely the perfect wine to serve with cracked crab. Other Notes Serving Temperature:50-55º FOptimal Drinkability:Drinkable upon release (2014), 3-5 years ageabilityPronunciation:al-bar een-yoLabel Artist:Robert Johnson

Details

Varietal: Albarino

Region: Central Coast

Region Description:

The Central Coast AVA is a large American Viticultural Area that spans from Santa Barbara County to the San Francisco Bay Area. With around 100,000 acres planted, Chardonnay accounts for more then half of the total plantings. Within this larger AVA are several smaller appellations that share the same cooling influence from the Pacific Ocean. These include Arroyo Grande Valley AVA Arroyo Seco AVA Carmel Valley AVA Chalone AVA Cienega Valley AVA Contra Costa County AVA Edna Valley AVA Hames Valley AVA Lime Kiln AVA Livermore Valley AVA Monterey AVA Monterey County AVA Pacheco Pass AVA Paicines AVA Paso Robles AVA San Antonio Valley AVA San Benito AVA San Bernabe AVA San Francisco Bay AVA San Lucas AVA San Luis Obispo County AVA San Ysidro District AVA Santa Barbara County AVA Santa Clara County AVA Santa Clara Valley AVA Santa Cruz County AVA Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Santa Maria Valley AVA Santa Ynez Valley AVA Sta. Rita Hills AVA York Mountain AVA