Gallica Albariño Calaveras County 2016

Albariño from Calaveras County, Sierra Foothills, California
AG 92
13.8% ABV
Item # 332691

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92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$38 list] Varietal notes abound in the 2016 Albariño. Deeply expressive, with tons of purity and finesse, the Albariño is a real joy to taste. Hints of lemon oil, lime, almond and white flowers shape this vibrant, highly expressive Albariño from Gallica and Rosemary Cakebread. Drink: 2018-2024. (Mar 2018)"

Producer notes: "Sourced from Rorick Heritage Vineyard, this is our second vintage from a varietal fairly unique in California. Fermented entirely in a combination of small stainless and neutral oak cooperage, the new wine spent six months on its lees before bottling. Primarily Albariño, a small addition of Muscat Blanc provides the aromatics and phenolic texture we enjoy. Skin contact before pressing, shows off river stone and Asian pear. Weather in 2016 was nearly perfect throughout the growing season resulting in small and flavorful berries with abundant acidity. The epitome of summer, the delicacy of white peach and salivating lime zest suggests late night dining, sushi, and garden vegetables. Beeswax, subtle jasmine and brioche fill out the aromatics in this zippy wine. 216 cases produced."
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92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$38 list] Varietal notes abound in the 2016 Albariño. Deeply expressive, with tons of purity and finesse, the Albariño is a real joy to taste. Hints of lemon oil, lime, almond and white flowers shape this vibrant, highly expressive Albariño from Gallica and Rosemary Cakebread. Drink: 2018-2024. (Mar 2018)"

Producer notes: "Sourced from Rorick Heritage Vineyard, this is our second vintage from a varietal fairly unique in California. Fermented entirely in a combination of small stainless and neutral oak cooperage, the new wine spent six months on its lees before bottling. Primarily Albariño, a small addition of Muscat Blanc provides the aromatics and phenolic texture we enjoy. Skin contact before pressing, shows off river stone and Asian pear. Weather in 2016 was nearly perfect throughout the growing season resulting in small and flavorful berries with abundant acidity. The epitome of summer, the delicacy of white peach and salivating lime zest suggests late night dining, sushi, and garden vegetables. Beeswax, subtle jasmine and brioche fill out the aromatics in this zippy wine. 216 cases produced."
Product SKU 332691
Producer Gallica
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Sierra Foothills
Appellation Calaveras County
Varietal Albariño
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.8%
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