La Clarine Farm - Albariño 2020
Sierra Foothills, CA.
1/3rd of the grapes saw skin contact for one week. The result, after aging 7 months on its lees, is presented here: The wine has a deeper, more golden color that the usual, but still retains that insanely powerful peach aroma profile with a backdrop of lemon zest. The aromas carry over to the palate – stone fruit up front, then lemon, then a herbal, textural tannic structure makes an appearance. It's not dominant, but it let's you know it is there.
The wine has a refreshing medium body feel, and a crisp and clean finish. Refreshing is a key word here.