This exciting, fresh, Spanish grape is a rare variety in Washington State. Coyote Canyon Vineyard was the first in the state to plant Albarino, and our winery is one of only a handful privileged to work with it. This wine has wonderful citrus, mild lime, and tropical aromas that are very expressive. Flavors of star fruit, ripe grapefruit and apple are complemented with a nice creamy finish. Not too dry and not too sweet this is a great example of warmer climate Albarino from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA in Washington State.
2014 was another hot season which meant we had to be ready to pick this Albarino pretty early. This was my second vintage working at Coyote and I wanted to pick the Albarino a little earlier than last year to drive the alcohol down and produce a more balanced wine. This wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then racked off of its lees after primary fermentation. In order to maintain a crisp finish the wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. A little residual sugar is left in the wine to add a little more richness and mouth feel. This is a refreshing wine that drinks well on its own or pairs nicely with lighter dishes.
- Alcohol by Volume: 13.7%
- Residual Sugar: 1.2%
- Pick Date: September 12th
- Cases Produced: 99
- Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
- AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
- Grower Degree Days: 3008
- Precipitation: 4.6’
2014 was a warm vintage resulting in great fruit. As with any year many challenges were faced and adversities overcome in order to grow and create a great wine. The summer was hot but we didn't have a lot of days over 100 degrees which allowed the crop to ripen at a nice pace, be it a little faster than a typical vintage. When Fall arrived the grapes were ready about a week ahead of schedule. The wines from 2014 show great promise.