2021 Ferdinand Albariño
Light gold color; balanced and attractively fragrant; a savory and floral wine with orange peel and lime zest, lemongrass, quince and grapefruit aromas and flavors. Lees aging in neutral oak gives the wine finesse, sophistication, and a hint of nuttiness - a pleasing complement to the variety's balance of natural acidity, slight bitterness, and salty finish.
The flagship of the Ferdinand project; the Ferdinand Albariño honors its Galician heritage with varietal aromatics of lime zest and a distinct salinity. Respecting its California origins, the wine is barrel fermented and rests on lees for 8 months, giving the wine savoriness and providing a rounded balance to its natural acidity and freshness.
- Variety: 100% Albariño
- Vineyard: Vista Luna Vineyard
- Grower: Markus Bokisch
- Appellation: Borden Ranch
- Soils: Alluvial cobbles and gravelly loam
- Alcohol: 13.0%
- Farming: CCOF Certified Organic
- Aging: 8 months on lees in neutral barrels
- Harvested: 8/11/2021
- Bottling Date: 5/18/2022
- Production: 823 cases bottled