2016 Albariño | Rorick Heritage Vineyard | Calaveras
Sourced from Rorick Heritage Vineyard, this is our second vintage from a varietal fairly unique in California. Fermented entirely in a combination of small stainless and neutral oak cooperage, the new wine spent six months on its lees before bottling. Primarily Albariño, a small addition of Muscat Blanc provides the aromatics and phenolic texture we enjoy. Skin contact before pressing, shows off river stone and Asian pear. Weather in 2016 was nearly perfect throughout the growing season resulting in small and flavorful berries with abundant acidity. The epitome of summer, the delicacy of white peach and salivating lime zest suggests late night dining, sushi, and garden vegetables. Beeswax, subtle jasmine and brioche fill out the aromatics in this zippy wine. 216 cases produced.