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My winemaking philosophy which I developed early on in my career is based on the concept that wine is a natural food. As such, the ultimate enjoyment of wine is as a graceful and harmonious accompaniment to a meal, whether it be simple or sublime.

While most of my wines are enjoyable by themselves, it is with food that they really shine, and reveal all of their nuances and textures. To me the best wines have the ability to bring out the best in the food they are paired with and conversely the food brings out the best in the wines.

2010 Albariño
Clover Creek Vineyard - Santa Ynez Valley

2010 Albariño

Technical Details

Composition:
100% Albariño

Vineyard Sources:
Clover Creek Vineyard

Production: 204 cases
Alcohol by volume: 12.6%
pH: 3.12
Titratable acidity: 0.83 g/mL
Cellaring potential: 1 to 2 years
Bottle price: $23



The Albariño grapes tolerated the heat spell in early September far better than
they did in 2009. We harvested the grapes on September 14th at a moderate
sugar level of 22.0° Brix with excellent acidity.
The grapes were whole cluster pressed, and the juice was settled then racked
into a stainless steel refrigerated fermenter. The long, cool fermentation produced
a wine with enhanced aromatics and rich flavors.
The aromas are an intriguing blend of kiwi, custard and cantaloupe with a hint
of a grass normally associated with Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate the wine is
medium in body, with predominantly melon flavors. The high acidity of the wine
provides for a long finish.
This is a wine that is easy to drink alone, but would also pair well with a variety of
shellfish, calamari, and seafood salads.

The Albariño grapes tolerated the heat spell in early September far better than they did in 2009. We harvested the grapes on September 14th at a moderate sugar level of 22.0° Brix with excellent acidity.

 

The grapes were whole cluster pressed, and the juice was settled then racked into a stainless steel refrigerated fermenter. The long, cool fermentation produced a wine with enhanced aromatics and rich flavors.

 

The aromas are an intriguing blend of kiwi, custard and cantaloupe with a hint of a grass normally associated with Sauvignon Blanc. On the palate the wine is medium in body, with predominantly melon flavors. The high acidity of the wine provides for a long finish.

 

This is a wine that is easy to drink alone, but would also pair well with a variety of shellfish, calamari, and seafood salads.

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