GRAPE: Albariño REGION: Sierra Foothills COUNTRY: USA AVE PRICE: $24
The mesmerizing and delicious al basc is here! I punched down this fermenting juice with my bare feets. And no it doesn’t taste like my feet, although I’ve been told my feet taste delicious. And don’t worry, I had been getting pedicures on a regular basis. But it’s also true I walk barefoot where most are afraid to walk with shoes, but I assure you before doing punch downs with these pretty toes I hosed them off well, the goats insisted.
8 months skin contact. You know how much I love skin contact, I’m referring only to a winemaking process, of course.
Thank you @laclarinefarm.
GRAPE: Albariño REGION: Rías Baixas COUNTRY: Spain AVE PRICE: $23
You’re the taste of the sea or so it seems. An apple or peach, citrus, silky, and fresh. It doesn’t matter, cause you go down fast. You just don’t last. Ahhhh.
GRAPE: Albariño REGION: Rías Baixas COUNTRY: Spain AVE PRICE: $45+
I’ve been listening to N.W.A. non-stop for the last 48 hours. Every word out of my mouth is foul. It’s bringing out the Baltimore City in me. I shouldn’t blame the music. I’m like this all the time. Just don’t step up in my face today or I’ll be forced to show you what it’s like. I hadn’t had this wine in a few years. Albariño Cepas Vellas 2015. I’ve missed it. 200 year old vines. Sub-zone: #Salnès Aged on the lees for 11 months. The vineyard is planted on a hillside. It’s sandy/granite. Pretty fucking close to the Ocean. It delicious. Probably be perfect with your oysters.
GRAPE: Albariño APP: Sierra Foothills COUNTRY: USA AVE PRICE: $28
I knew I’d feel so sad when the bottle ran empty and I do. 2015 “al basic” Albariño @laclarinefarm Thats right, 7 months skin contact, unfined & unfiltered. A beautifully colored wine and flavors that are beyond descriptions. And the next vintage of this might just taste a bit like my feet, since after all I spent 3 days on the farm doing punchdowns ankle deep in fermentation.
WEB: La Clarine Farm
GRAPE: Albariño APP: Sierra Foothills COUNTRY: USA AVE PRICE: N/A
Dear Albariño “al basc” 2015 Sierra Foothills White Wine,
I can’t get you off my mind. You’re a bottle of sunshine. You have 7 months skin contact. You’re an unfined and unfiltered beauty. You’re a mouthful of definable and undefinable flavors. You’re delicious and addictive. And if I heard Hank correctly, there are only 20 cases of you. And you’ll only be available to those on the mailing lists. If I could, I’d keep you all to myself. I know I’m selfish, but I just can’t help it. I’m fortunate to have tasted you and lucky to have 1 bottle of you. I’m saving you for a sad and rainy day, the sad will most likely come before the rain. Until then, take care.
WEB: La Clarine Farm