Our 2019 Albariño breathes mango and citrus with a whisper of minerality. On the palate, vibrant flavors of apple, nectarine and honeydew are accented with a hint of orange blossom. The zippy acidity is balanced by a subtle richness in the mouthfeel, bringing depth to this well-rounded wine, which finishes with 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.
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Food & Wine Magazine - February 2020
"This Mettler Albariño from Lodi offers the kind of rich mouthfeel and tropical fruit and honeysuckle notes supported by lifted acidity."
93 Points, Gold Medal - 2020 Monterey Int'l Wine Competition
92 Points - Meredith May, The Tasting Panel
91 Points - "Dazzling, crisp, tangy and delicious." - Wine Enthusiast
91 Points - "Juicy fruit, bright acidity, long and amiable." - Anthony Dias Blue
90 Points "A lovely example of what California can do with Albarino." - Michael Apstein
90 Points "Silky, fresh, subtle and dry." - Catherine Fallis, Planet Grape
89 Points "Fresh and lip-smacking!." The Wine Spectator
Appellation | Lodi
Varietal Composition |
Cooperage | Cold-fermented in stainless steel. No malolactic fermentation or oak
Total Acidity | 0.62 g/100ml
Total pH | 3.27
Alcohol | 13.30%
Release Date | June 2019
Cases Produced | 950
Bottle Size | 750 ml
Suggested Retail Price | $ 19.99