Coyote Canyon Winery       http://coyotecanyonwinery.com

2012 Albariño

$22.00

Tasting Notes

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. 
Ripe pear skin, almond, floral notes and hints of dried licorice signify the aroma’s of this Spanish varietal.  The mid to back palate has a pleasant but dry mouthfeel and a lingering creamed honey/lemon finish. A great sipping wine or pair with light fish, grilled white meats, or light pasta dishes.
 
Winemaker’s Notes

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: 1.3%
  • Alcohol by Volume: 13.9%
  • Cases Produced: 522

Vineyard Notes

  • Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
  • AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
  • Winemaker: John J. Gabriel

Awards

Best of Show/Best White - 2014 Capital Food & Wine Compeititon
"Outstanding" - 2014 Riverside International Wine Competition
Gold - 2013 Denver International Wine Competition
Silver - 2013 BTI World Wine Championships *89 Points
Silver - 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition

Bronze - 2013 Seattle Wine Awards
Bronze - 2013 Tri-Cities Wine Festival