The flavors start off showing the classic Coyote Canyon bright and fruity characteristics. Tropical fruits mix with softer peach, stone fruit flavors and aromas. The acid is balanced and the finish is crisp and delicious.
93 pts Sunset Wine Competition
92 pts Seattle Wine Awards
91 pts Owen Bargreen Wine Report
2022 was another epic vintage in WA state. One of the wettest springs on record had early shoot growth booming. A funny thing happened at that point, it stayed cool. The cooler weather pushed back bud break and flowering, eventually pushing harvest back one to three weeks. The heat finally started to show up at the end of June, maybe even too much heat, when it is over 100 degrees the grapes start to shut down. We started picking in mid September and finished at the end of October. The compressed harvest had some challenges but in the end we are enthusiastic about what is to come.
Albariño has always been one of my favorite wines to make from the Coyote Canyon Vineyard. Grown in one of the warmer sites of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, the flavors have a nice combination of tropical and citrus flavors.
This is a combination of our 2006 plantings, the first in WA state, and our 2011 block. The grapes were machined harvested in mid September and fermented in a Stainless Steel tank.