2020 CCW Albarino Concrete Fermented
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Sept. 3, 2020
Meyer lemons, lychee fruit, and nectarine notes mingle with a touch of the tropics. Bursting with aromatics that are matched with the rich flavors. A full wine with stone fruit flavors, the acidity tingles the tongue but does not leave your mouth dry. Notes of slate, river rock and minerality seem to build as the finish lingers on your palate. This vintage does not disappoint. Drink now or age for 5-7 years. This is a great wine to enjoy with seafood and tapas.
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: Precipitation: inches Pick Date: September 3rd, 2020.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard is a pioneer of new varietals in Washington State and planted the first Albariño grapes in 2006. This exciting Spanish varietal is a rarity in Washington State, but is gaining popularity. Albariño originated in Spain and continues to be a major player in wines from Spain and Portugal while growing also expanding into some new world locations. This has always been my favorite white wine to make. It has such great concentration of flavors with bright acidity. It is fun to see how each vintage is a little different. We have been experimenting with concrete the past few years and love the way it interacts with our Albarino. You get all the great Albarino notes plus an added layer of complexity and richness from the concrete exposure. I look forward to seeing how this wine ages, the added layer of complexity from the concrete should add an interesting note as the wine evolves.