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2019 La Clarine Farm Albarino "Al Basc" Sierra Foothills

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7 months on the skins, Albarino from limestone/schist. Rorick Vineyard. Peach and apricot notes, slight bit of tannin. 10.9% abv. Deep-golden hazy glow in the glass with this very pretty aroma of wildflowers and meyer lemon zest, opening up to reveal a bit of dried hay and crushed rocks; clean, but rustic. The palate shows juicy, salted yellow plums and tangerine, and finishes with the flavor of tart lemonade and a chalky minerality from the limestone soils.  The grapes for this earthy Albarino come from Matthew Rorick's organically farmed vineyard in Calaveras County. The vines grow on very steep-east facing slopes of limestone topped with schist. The grapes are crushed whole-cluster into where they go through spontaneous primary and malolactic fermentaion and then remain on the lees until bottling for extra creaminess.