Posts tagged: Albarino

94 Point, Pretty, expressive Spring Time White

Winemaker/owner Rosemary Cakebread has earned her stripes after 30 years in the Napa Valley (Spottswoode, etc.).  She created the Gallica label in 2007 and has been producing amazing Cabernets and Rhone Blends.  She recently added an Albariño to the lineup, and the wine is amazing. I tasted this with some Spanish wine lovers and they […]

Thursday February 27th, 2020 in , , , , , | Comments Off on 94 Point, Pretty, expressive Spring Time White

Impressive White for those on a budget

The Kristy Vineyard grows on the western bench over the Salinas River on the broken sediment of ancient sea beds, fully exposed to winds off the Monterey Bay. Kristy is special because Albariño in the vineyard reaches full phenological ripeness at low potential alcohol and bright natural acidity. FYI: Pronunciation  – Albariño (“alba-reen-yo”) La Marea […]

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Impressive White for those on a budget

Napa meets Spain & We’ll pay for the plane ticket*…

The Hendry Family is always reinventing itself.  A few years ago they introduced Albariño, and it has created a following. The Albariño grape hails from the area of Galicia, Spain, and were first planted at the Hendry Estate in 2003. Block 2, originally planted in 1997, was grafted over to Albariño from Pinot Gris in 2013. Hendry 2017 […]

Wednesday August 15th, 2018 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Napa meets Spain & We’ll pay for the plane ticket*…

Remarkable White by Wormer Spottswoode Winemaker

  Winemaker/owner Rosemary Cakebread has earned her stripes after 30 years in the Napa Valley (Spottswoode, etc.).  She created the Gallica label in 2007 and has been producing amazing Cabernets and Rhone Blends.  She recently added an Albarino to the lineup, and the wine is amazing. I tasted this with some Spanish winelovers and they […]

Wednesday November 9th, 2016 in , , , , , | Comments Off on Remarkable White by Wormer Spottswoode Winemaker

What is a “crisp” wine?

You’ve probably heard the word “crisp” uttered by the puckered lips of one of your wino friends, but what actually is a crisp wine and what makes it crisp in the first place? Let us demystify this often-used, confusing term. The word “crisp” is exclusively used to describe white wines and is a reference to […]

Thursday October 20th, 2016 in , , , , | Comments Off on What is a “crisp” wine?