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  • Country ranking ?

    907
  • Producer ranking ?

    10
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    Now-2016
  • Food Pairing

    Gratinated Lobster

The Story

Albariño has been known to produce outstanding wines in the cool climate of Galicia, in North West Spain. We first planted it in our Sonoma Coast vineyard, but that proved too cold for ripening even a cool-climate variety like this. After 4 years, we gave up and grafted the budwood from those vines onto our slightly less cold Russian River Valley estate. We are very excited that it seems to be thriving in our Don Miguel Vineyard!

The 40% Albariño adds a fresh, aromatic character to the Chardonnay, making it a very successful blend. The nose is reminiscent of stone fruit and lemon meringue, with a floral note of jasmine. Totally dry, the wine shows a crisp acidity and minerality that make it an ideal companion for foods such as raw or grilled fish and shellfish, tapas and Asian cuisine. We recommend serving it at 46°- 48° F.

The Organic Don Miguel Vineyard where this wine derives from, is named after the late patriarch of the Torres family. This organic vineyard is located in the Green Valley — the coolest, foggiest region of the Russian River, only ten miles from the Pacific. Planted in the European-style high density of over 2,000 vines/acre, the yields are low and labor intensive; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire beÅer balance and greater concentration, as well as more elegance and finesse.

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Vintage 2010

Production: 150 cases

The Vinification

The Chardonnay grapes were harvested October 5, 2010 and the Albariño grapes were harvested October 13, 2010. They were gently whole-cluster pressed and aged in neutral barrels of French oak from the forest of Allier, coopered by Damy. After undergoing 100% malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged on its lees until July and then bottled, unfined and unfiltered, in August 2011.

 

Tasting Notes

Albariño has been known to produce outstanding wines in the cool climate of Galicia, in North West Spain. We first planted it in our Sonoma Coast vineyard, but that proved too cold for ripening even a cool-climate variety like this. After 4 years, we gave up and grafted the budwood from those vines onto our slightly less cold Russian River Valley estate. We are very excited that it seems to be thriving in our Don Miguel Vineyard!

The 40% Albariño adds a very aromatic character to the 60% Chardonnay. The lovely nose is jam packed with scents of apricots, Asian pear and white peach, plus a note of jasmine; yet the wine is totally dry, with a crisp acidity and minerality that make it an ideal companion for foods such as raw or grilled fish and shellfish, tapas and Asian cuisine. I would recommend serving it at 46°- 48°

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Origin

California, Sonoma Valley

Grapes

60% Chardonnay
40% Albariño

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

Glass time

30min

Drinking temperature

10C

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