Eighty Four Wines Napa Valley Albariño 2015

$28

Brand new white release from the famed winemaking duo of Shafer Vineyards Doug Shafer and Elias Fernandez and their new label Eight Four. Limited. Winery Notes: The whole reason Eighty Four Wines exists is to explore what Napa Valley can produce with newcomer grape varieties. Albariño has been at the top of our list since the beginning. We love the clean acidity and the direct purity of the wines from Spain and wanted to see what the grape would do here. In 2012 we planted four acres in Napa Valley’s Carneros District and this is our first harvest. We gave it just four months on the lees in stainless steel barrels — no oak, no malolactic fermentation – so that the resulting wine would be fruity and refreshing. We’re pleased with the result and hope you are too. Winemaker Elias Fernandez: “This is springtime in a bottle. The aromas and flavors are silky, sunny citrus blossom, white peach, honeysuckle, and dried apricot with a touch of lavender. Thanks to the lively acidity and austere minerality this abundance of fruit is clean and energetic from start to finish.

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Ratings on Delectable

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Elias hit this one out of the park! This will make you a fan of Albariño. Beautiful floral nose, rich mouth, strong fruit, without being cloying. Very balanced!

Elias hit this one out of the park! This will make you a fan of Albariño. Beautiful floral nose, rich mouth, strong fruit, without being cloying. Very balanced!

9.6

Saul Gropman Delectable Pro

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

Peach and nectarine with a high tone finish

Peach and nectarine with a high tone finish

9.0

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