Eighty Four Wines Napa Valley Albariño 2017

$28.99

Brand new white release from the famed winemaking duo of Shafer Vineyards Doug Shafer and Elias Fernandez and their new label Eight Four. Limited. 94 Points Wine Enthusiast "Editor's Choice":  "This new project of Elias Fernandez and Doug Shafer, of Shafer Vineyards, continues to impress with this standout variety, sourced from Carneros, where the duo planted four acres of the variety a few years back. It's achingly pretty and substantive - exotic, complex and lingering, with sizzling acidity. Peach and honeysuckle stand out , while the texture is so sublime, you'll simply want more." 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

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Nice. I love the idea of this wine.

Nice. I love the idea of this wine.

9.1

Marguerite Harrington

Yummy

Yummy

9.4

Julia Geisler

Gives off a sour candy smell, as if you’re going to need to brace yourself for a blend of sugar and unforgiving tartness. Very zesty, hits you with a bit of a slap and zing that lasts for days. If only it were pink - then this would be Elle Woods in wine form.

Gives off a sour candy smell, as if you’re going to need to brace yourself for a blend of sugar and unforgiving tartness. Very zesty, hits you with a bit of a slap and zing that lasts for days. If only it were pink - then this would be Elle Woods in wine form.

8.9

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