Meyer lemons, lychee fruit, and nectarine notes mingle with a touch of the tropics. Bursting with aromatics that are matched with the rich flavors. A full wine with stone fruit flavors, the acidity tingles the tongue but does not leave your mouth dry. Notes of slate, river rock and minerality seem to build as the finish lingers on your palate. This vintage does not disappoint. Drink now or age for 5-7 years. This is a great wine to enjoy with seafood and tapas.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard – Horse Heaven Hills AVA
The start of 2020 was wet for Eastern Washington standards, some snow accumulated, and a few showers meant there was plenty of snowpack in the mountains and plenty of moisture in the soils to ensure vines got off to a good start. The spring continued the trend and vines started to push a little earlier than average. This early season growth seemed to set us on a path to early harvest, but the summer was consistent and did not make harvest start to early. Overall, the heat units were up but limited days in the triple digits had vines ripening at a steady pace. It was another season that saw smoke impact some areas, we seemed to miss the worst of it at our vineyard. The white wines were picked in early September and harvest went all the way to the end of October. The quality is amazing, and we can’t wait to share the wines with you.
Coyote Canyon Vineyard is a pioneer of new varietals in Washington State and planted the first Albariño grapes in 2006. This exciting Spanish varietal is a rarity in Washington State, but is gaining popularity. Albariño originated in Spain and continues to be a major player in wines from Spain and Portugal while growing also expanding into some new world locations.
This has always been my favorite white wine to make. It has such great concentration of flavors with bright acidity. It is fun to see how each vintage is a little different. We have been experimenting with concrete the past few years and love the way it interacts with our Albarino. You get all the great Albarino notes plus an added layer of complexity and richness from the concrete exposure.
I look forward to seeing how this wine ages, the added layer of complexity from the concrete should add an interesting note as the wine evolves.
|Wine Style||White Wine|
|Varietal Composition||100% Albarino|
|Appellation||Horse Heaven Hills|
|Pick Date||September 3, 2020|