Washington States first Albarino was planted in 2006 at Coyote Canyon Vineyard. We have been blessed to make this amazing wine and share it with you. It is bursting with tropical flavors dipped in simple lime syrup. Sweet and dry at the same time, refreshingly delicious.
Bursting with vibrant citrus aromas, mild tropical fruits and mint. Tastes light and tangy, just the right amount of fruit and acid.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard
Coyote Canyon Vineyard is located in the heart of Washington wine country. The family property dates back 3 generations and has been transformed from dry sagebrush, old wheat farm, farm and cattle ranch into an award winning vineyard. The first grape plantings were in 1994, today over 1300 of acres are dedicated to producing world class wine grapes. The Andrews family passion and commitment to the land continues to thrive in the beautiful Horse Heaven Hills.
2018 was another milestone vintage in Washington. A cool winter and wet spring got things off to a quick start in the vineyards. Summer kept things moving along, it was consistently hot without reaching into the triple digits very often. Without much relief in sight harvest started a little early but a cool September allowed wineries and vineyards to slow down and pick grapes at an optimal time.
Two blocks of Albarino where machine picked and delivered to the winery in early September. The fruit was pressed to tank and cold settled for a few days. The juice was racked to a stainless steel tank and a concrete tank. Each lot was fermented and aged for 3 months before blending and bottling.
This is my favorite white wine to make. Each vintage is different and unique. The grapes are always beautiful and now after several vintages it feels easier to decide just when to pick. The bright fruit characteristics are enticing. It was fun to blend a little this year. We made a small batch of Albarino in a concrete fermenter and blended about 20% of that lot into this along with 5% Roussanne. The blend is great. Brighter sweeter notes from the stainless while a light flint or minerality comes from the concrete portion. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.
Grilled halibut with a spicy pineapple salsa
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