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 and tropical aromas mixed with apple and mild baking yeast. Star fruit flavors and more apple are complemented with a nice creamy finish.
- Blend Composition: 100% Albariño
- Alcohol by Volume: 12%
- Residual Sugar:
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- Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard
- AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
- Grower Degree Days: 3164
2015 was a very warm vintage resulting in an early harvest and some interesting challenges we haven't faced before. A typical vintage in Washington is pretty warm but 2015 was insane, the heat units accumulated so quickly we were picking 3 weeks earlier than an average year. 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 2015 show great promise.
Silver - 2016 Tri-Cities Wine Festival