2015 Jade Lake Albariño
Albariño: What's not to love? Inherently aromatic, food-friendly, and traditionally well-balanced, it perfectly fits our ethos. Originally thought to be a clone of Riesling, Albariño is most famously grown in Rias Baixas, Spain. In California, our fruit was grown on the windy flats of the San Joaquin Delta. Aromas of perfume, fresh flowers, ripe melon, and grapefruit are intermingled with hints of lavender and lemon blossom. The palate is initially spicy with notes of ginger, clove, and lemongrass that slowly fade into a cool, stony minerality. Orange zest and lemon curd define the finish along with a firm punch of bright acidity.