2017 Lake County | Boisset Collection
Albariño

2017 Lake County

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. 

$42.00

Tasting Notes

Aroma: 

Our 2017 Albariño opens with aromas of Asian pear, custard apple, fennel and a hint of cut grass. 

Palate: 

On the palate flavors of lime and a touch of cream come through, the latter from the wine’s aging in neutral oak and concrete. 

Winemaking

Vintage Notes: 

In keeping with the adventurous spirit of Buena Vista’s founding, we are proud to bring you this delicious 2017 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 picked in late August, before the Labor Day weekend heat spike, then whole-cluster pressed and fermented with native yeast only in stainless steel tanks.

Tech Notes

  • Appellation: Lake County
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • pH: 3.37
  • TA:  5.8 g/L
  • Ageing: 10% in neutral oak & 90% in 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: 
Apple Fritters
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