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2017 Albariño

Mild tropical notes mix with citrus for a bright fruity flavor. Peach and pear flavors with a nice crisp finish.

 

Tasting Notes

Crystal clear transparent color with a faint touch of straw. The nose is enticing, mild tropical notes mingle with peach, citrus and lemongrass. The flavors are similar, peach, pear and sparkling grapefruit with a tangy finish.

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

2017 tracked right along our long-term average temperatures. It seemed like it was going to be another hot vintage, but the weather mellowed, and we were left with average temperatures. We had some major fires nearby and the smoke cloud ended up moderating some of the hotter weather we were anticipating. After we got started picking in September the weather took a slight cool turn and allowed all our grapes to hang as long as we needed. So far things are tasting great from this vintage.

Production Notes

The Albariño was hand harvested and delivered to the winery where it was whole cluster pressed. We cold settled the juice for a few days then racked the clean juice into a stainless steel tank to start its fermentation. The wine took about 30 days to ferment and was then racked and left to age for a few months prior to bottling. We filtered the wine leaving it looking clean and clear.

Winemaker Notes

I love making Albariño, it is one of my favorite white wines. When I started with Coyote Canyon in 2013 I was looking forward to working with this varietal. It hasn't let me down yet. Over the years we have adjusted our vineyard practices and winemaking a little in order to showcase the fruit aspect of this varietal. It is such a great all around wine. It drinks amazingly well on its own and pairs nicely with anything from shell fish to spicy curry dishes.

Pairings

Oysters are a perfect match. I would also pair this with Ceviche or a nice spring salad with grilled shrimp.

Awards

Double Gold 2018 Sips Northwest, Double Gold 2018 Tri Cities Wine Awards, Gold 2018 Denver International Awards
Vintage 2017
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Albariño
Varietal Composition
100% Albariño
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Harvest Date 9/11/2017
Sugar 3g/l
Acid 6.2g/l
PH 3.46
Aging 5 months stainless tank
Ageability 5 years
Fermentation Cold stainless steel
Bottling Date 4/4/2018
Residual Sugar .3%
Alcohol % 13.3%
Size 750 ml