Our 2018 Albariño breathes ripe pear and citrus aromas with a whisper of minerality. On the palate, vibrant flavors of juicy pear, apple and nectarine are accented with spice. The lively acidity is balanced by a subtle richness in the mouthfeel, bringing this well-rounded wine to a lingering close. Pairs perfectly with a good time!
The Mettler family heritage honors over 100 years and six generations of farming in Lodi with the release of our Albarino. This varietal has been grown in Galicia on the northwestern coast of Spain, and northwest Portugal for around 900 years and is known to be Spain’s most popular white wine. While gaining popularity among US consumers, there are only about 250 acres of Albarino grown in California. It is noted for its distinctive botanical aromas, crisp acidity and complexity.
Our Albariño vineyard is located in the Mokelume River sub-appellation, in the heart of Lodi. This historical growing region is known for its Tokay-fine sandy loam soil and breezy cool evenings. It was hand-picked, followed by whole-cluster pressing. (press fractioned, hard press unused). It was cold-filtered to retain natural CO2 lift in the pallet.
Gold Medal & 91 Points
- 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
"Scents of salted pineapple and biscuit lead in this brisk Albarino. The flavors are lemony and bright with a pithy phenolic bite for roast clams."
- Patrick Comisky, Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Smooth and aromatic with racy style and lively acidity; tangy, fresh and long; crisp, juicy and long."
- Anthony Dias Blue, Blue Lifestyle
"This wine is fresh and fruity in aroma but also has a more buttery, concentrated aspect that develops on the palate despite being unoaked. Apricot and apple notes are tempered by light vanilla accents, and the texture is quite smooth.."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Appellation | Lodi
Varietal Composition |
Cooperage | Cold-fermented in stainless steel. No malolactic fermentation or oak
Total Acidity | 0.60 g/100ml
Total pH | 3.16
Alcohol | 13.50%
Release Date | June 2019
Cases Produced | 1000
Bottle Size | 750 ml
Suggested Retail Price | $ 19.99