2018
Lake County

Albariño
Description

The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery’s founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique small-production wines that honor the winery’s pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking. The Vinicultural Society explores clonal selections, varieties and the incredible terroir of Northern California. 

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2018 Albariño opens with aromas of crisp pear, light jasmine and a hint of minerality. 

Palate: 

On the palate flavors of citrus, green apple and a touch of honeysuckle shine through. The wine’s aging in neutral oak and concrete creates a refreshing and creamy mouthfeel with brightly balanced acidity.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

In keeping with the adventurous spirit of Buena Vista’s founding, we are proud to bring you this delicious 2018 Albariño, known for being lightly colored but aromatic with high acid and bright fruit flavors. From a steep vineyard in the Red Hills of Lake County between Kelseyville and Clear Lake, this high-elevation vineyard has rocky soil that produces low yields. The red dirt gives the appellation its name and causes the vines to strain, producing small clusters and concentrated flavors. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and fermented with native yeast in concrete tanks.

 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Lake County
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • pH: 3.32
  • TA:  6.2 g/L
  • Ageing: Concrete tanks
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Paella, light seafood dishes
Cheese & Nuts:
Semi-Soft Cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Apple & Goat Cheese Walnut Salad
Sauces:
White Meats in a Cream-sauce
Grains:
White rice dishes
Desserts:
A Variety of Desserts Such as Apple Fritters
SKU:
BVABRH183S
$42