Albariño has been known to produce outstanding wines in the cool climate of Galicia, in northwest Spain. After 4 years, we gave up and grafted the budwood from those vines onto our slightly less cold Russian River Valley estate. We are very excited that it seems to be thriving in our Don Miguel Vineyard!
The 40% Albariñoblends beautifully with the Chardonnay, contributing aromas of peach, honeydew melon and floral notes of gardenia. On the palate the wine is fresh and bright, with flavors of lemon merengue and custard, and a minerality reminiscent of wet stones. Its crisp acidity makes it an ideal companion for foods such as raw or grilled fish and shellfish, tapas and Asian cuisine. I would recommend serving it at 46Â°- 48Â° F.
The Don Miguel Vineyard