The aromas are tropical, and citrus mixed with a classic yeasty note. This is our 4th sparkling wine made with Albariño and we love the trajectory of this wine. The fruit is bright and playful with enough body to compliment the refreshing bubbles. Drink now or age for the next decade.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard – Horse Heaven Hills AVA
2019 Vineyard Review
2019 started with some cold winter weather. The month of February was one of the whitest months I can remember. We had lots of snow that continued into March. The soils were wet and when spring hit growth took off. We didn’t need to irrigate the grapes until July, much later than average. The summer was warm but not overly extreme. The heat units were on pace with some of the hotter vintages early but trailed off as summer came to an end. We picked our Rose and sparkling Albariño in late August and got started with the rest of the whites in September. Harvest continued smoothly until we got a cold snap in October. It was all hands-on deck at that point, and we hustled to harvest the rest of the grapes. Unfortunately, we did lose some grapes but were able to salvage most of the harvest. The wines from this vintage are tasting amazing and we think it will end up being another stellar vintage of wines from Coyote Canyon Vineyard.
This has been an amazing project to work on here at Coyote Canyon. Albariño has always been one of my favorite varietals and the opportunity to make a sparkling wine using this grape made me excited. This is the 4th vintage we have made, and each seems a little better than the last. Still homing in on the optimal picking time, I am very happy with the way this one is tasting. The Albarino characteristics show very well, adding a zesty tropical note that goes well with the yeasty aromas.
|Wine Style||White Wine|
|Varietal Composition||100% Albariño|
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
|Pick Date||August 23, 2019|
|Residual Sugar||0.5% g/l|