2019 Collector Edition Napa Valley Albariño
The 2019 Limited Release Napa Valley Albariño has enticing aromas and flavors of lime zest, grapefruit, pear cider with floral notes. On the palate, our Albariño is crisp, vibrant and refreshing.
Our Albariño is grown in a single vineyard block located in the hills overlooking the San Pablo Bay in the southern Napa Valley. This vineyard is heavily influenced by the wind and the cool climate. The wind causes the vines to focus on producing flavor, not sugar, resulting in a highly concentrated wine with low alcohol. The cool temperatures of the area help the grapes retain a high level of their natural acidity.
The 2019 vintage in Napa Valley was another example of fantastic growing conditions that leads to prime quality grapes. The weather in January/February was cool, not extremely cold, and the cooler weather caused the grapevines to break bud a couple weeks behind normal. Berry sizes were a bit larger than normal and lead to a large harvest, almost as much as the huge 2018 harvest.