Ferdinand Albarino 2017
The grapes for Ferdinand's Albariño come from Marcus Bokisch's Vista Luna Vineyard in Lodi, a 15 minute drive from Tegan Passalacqua's Kirschenmann Vineyard. Vista Luna is known for its cobbled, rocky soil and the cooling breezes which blow from the Delta to the Sierras. The grapes were gently whole cluster pressed and barrelled down to neutral barrels. The wine fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and no temperature manipulation. Malolactic is arrested with SO2 to preserve freshness and the wine spent 8 months on primary lees with no stirring.
|Region||California, Central Valley, Lodi|
Wine SpectatorSmooth and subtle, with pear and yellow raisin flavors, and a touch of lemon curd to the juicy frame. Sold as a 375ml can. Drink now. 800 cases made.