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2021 Albariño

2021 Albariño

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Marfarm Vineyard, SIP Certified Sustainable
Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo Coast, CA

100% Albariño
Fermented and aged in 60% neutral French oak barrels and 40% stainless steel drums for 5 months, sur lie.

Harvested 10/12/2021
3.16 pH, 7.8 g/L TA, 0.1 g/L residual sugar
14% alcohol
Vegan
100 cases produced
750 ml

 

91 points, Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast
"Subtle aromas of peach and citrus peel are clean and delicate on the nose of this bottling. There’s a firm, chalky texture on the sip, where stone fruit and citrus cream flavors are generous yet still fresh and vibrant."

 

An Ode to Our Albariño

"The old man used to tell me that the sea was where you should go when you have somewhere else to be, as a reminder to yourself to never allow the demands of life to become your life. For him, a day by the sea was a reminder that the world wouldn't stop turning if he said "no" to life's pesky "obligations" that he desperately didn't want to attend, but felt he must. In this way, the sea taught him how to say "no". This was his meditation, for as long as I can remember, a meditation made obvious by his appearance. The old man had a mouthful of surprisingly white teeth that contrasted well against skin drawn dark from many afternoons spent basking in the sun; and his face was festooned with deep lines, artifacts, of many days smiling, joking and living well. When this smiling face was missing from a place where it was expected, after some searching, I'd eventually find him nestled in his favorite spot by the sea, watching the sun setting with his blackened feet lazily buried beneath cool, wet sand; sipping from a bottle of Albariño in his leathery hands, the sand-colored wine disappearing slowly and then all at once, with the rising of the tide."

 

The SLO Coast is Home to Our Albariño

The San Luis Obispo Coast, or SLO Coast, is an "ultra-coastal" wine region. It’s not just on the Central Coast, but on the most coastal part of it, making it the closest wine region to the ocean in California.

This proximity to the Pacific Ocean makes it California's coolest wine-growing region. The ocean's influence creates a long growing season, allowing the fruit to ripen to full flavor while preserving acidity. This is what makes the SLO Coast ideal for growing aromatic, vibrant white varietals such as Albariño.

“Albarino is well-suited to maritime climates such as the San Luis Obispo Coast. Its cool climate, with close proximity to the ocean, preserves the intense tropical aromatics that Albariño is best known for.”
- Jeremy Leffert, Winemaker, Croma Vera

Albariño is a white grape indigenous to Rías Baixas, a coastal wine region in Galicia in the northwest of Spain. It also happens to grow remarkably well in the San Luis Obispo Coast AVA.

It produces an aromatic white wine with great acidity making it a lively, crisp wine that is food-friendly, and pairs particularly well with seafood.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does shipping cost?

$1 shipping on orders of $99 or more to CA*
$15 shipping to other states we ship to*
*Ground shipping

For orders under $99, shipping costs vary by state they will ship to.

Do you ship to my state?

We ship to all US states except Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia.

Do you hold shipping due to hot or cold weather?

Yes. We look at each order's shipping location to make sure the weather will be safe for shipping. If we decide to hold off on shipping we will contact you.

How long does shipping take?

We ship orders every Monday and Tuesday via UPS or Fedex Ground from San Luis Obispo, CA. Depending on the shipping destination's distance from us, orders will arrive 1-5 days after they ship, on average.

Can I purchase wine now but have it shipped later?

Yes. Include your preferred shipping date in the "Special Instructions" box on the cart page. You may also email info@cromavera.com with your request.

Can I pick up my order?

Yes. You may pick up your order at our tasting room located at 3183 Duncan Rd #D in San Luis Obispo. Select the "Pick Up" option at checkout.

WARNING:
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol