Saddleback Cellars

2014 Lake County Red Hills Albarino

Albariño •Fortress Vineyard

California: Lake County: Red Hills

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Saddleback is back! This time with their newest Albariño, the fresh, bright, tasty and delightful Saddleback Cellars 2014 Lake County Red Hills Albarino.

This wine was made by Nils Venge, America’s first ever 100 point winemaker. Nils has outdone himself this time around. This wine is one of the finest whites we’ve sampled from this Wine Spies favorite winery.

Lively and fresh on the nose with aromas of white peach, lychee, lime, acacia, green apple, straw, subtle almond and a very subtle hint of white spice.

Bright and very fresh on the palate, with flavors of green apple, white peach, nectarine, lime leaf, lime flower, dried apricot, subtle white spice and a hint of flinty mineral.

We don’t showcase many wines from the Lake County region, really fantastic ones seem to be difficult to come by. Today’s wine, though, is truly the best Lake County white that our panel of agents has ever tasted.

Enjoy this crisp, refreshing white with a variety of foods, from elegant seafood dishes to backyard BBQ, to fresh fruits and hard cheeses. This bright, juicy white is very food friendly.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Springy and bouncy in the glass when swirled. Light golden yellow hues with perfectly even coloration from core to edge.

Smell:

White peach, lychee, lime, acacia, green apple, straw, subtle almond and a very subtle hint of white spice.

Taste:

Green apple, white peach, nectarine, lime leaf, lime flower, dried apricot, subtle white spice and a hint of flinty mineral.

Finish:

Bright, elegant and seemingly endless, with fruit flavors that persist for a very long time - before succumbing to a slight dryness that spreads gradually across the palate.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with classic Spanish tapas. We’ll try ours with grilled octopus, spicy fish, shellfish and grilled or roasted vegetables.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Varietal
Albarino
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Lake County, Red Hills
Abv
14.2%
pH
3.42
Brix
23.2
TA
7 g/L
RS
2 g/L
Harvest date
September 12th, 2014
Barrels
Neutral French oak
Bottling date
March 18th, 2015
Release date
May 1, 2015
Production
124 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 07, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$22.00
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