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Until 1989 Albariño was one of the rarest wine varieties in the
world, rarely glimpsed outside the Iberian Peninsula. Since that
time, this light yet vibrant white grape has become a darling of
wine geeks worldwide with its preternatural ability to pair with
all types of seafood, cheese and salty dishes.
The resultant wine is crisp, enormously sleek, racy in texture and
utterly varietally true. Dominant nose is citrus–Kaffir lime to be
most specific, but there’s also a vague undertone of peach. On the
palate, there is a concomitant brininess; one is reminded of
ground-up oyster shells. You might well intuit that this wine just
screams for a heaping portion of coquillage, a giant
monstre seafood platter that one demolishes in a slightly
depraved ravenous paroxysm: the sheer selfishness of
shellfishness. This is definitely the wine you want with you
if you are summoned to the Cabinet (or Kabinett) of Dr.
Calamari. Some like it tart.
Vineyard | Production Notes
The Kristy Vineyard in the Salinas Valley, from which derives the
dominant component of this blend, is a bit of a wind tunnel, and as
such, remains almost preternaturally cool in temperature during the
growing season. (It is aided and abetted by the Jespersen Vineyard
of Edna Valley, perhaps even cooler.
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