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Dry pear skin, star fruit and hints of honeydew characterize this wine. The mid to back palate has a pleasant dry mouthfeel and a great lingering finish with hints of creamed honey. A great sipping wine, or pair with light fish, grilled white meats, or light pasta dishes.
This exciting, fresh, Spanish grape is a rare variety in Washington and Coyote Canyon Vineyard was the first in the state to plant this grape.
Very seldom is there any flavor correlation between the juice (before fermentation) and the wine produced but, the dry mid to back palate you experience when drinking Albarino is also found in the juice! The grapes were hand picked and pressed off as whole clusters and fermented in a stainless steel tank to preserve quality and flavor. This vintage created more of a crisp wine than its previous partner which had more of the tropical flavors displayed.
Blend composition: 100% Albarino
Residual Sugar: 1.5%
Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard: Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Cases Produced: 155
Double Gold - 2012 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold - 2012 Washington State Wine Competition
Silver - 2012 Tri-City Wine Festival