Three Wine Co. 2011 Albariño
I really enjoyed the nose on this guy. Interesting characteristics. I got a gentle but steely, pineapple that was delightfully crisp. After digging back in I also got warm and dusty tomato vine. It made for a nice complexity in the nose. Don’t let your nose get carried away in there or you might forget to take a drink. Wine faux pas, I got my nose wet. It smells wonderful.
Once on your palate, there is a honeysuckle sweetness and a gentle acidity which makes this a no brainer for a sit and chat sort of wine. Some great sour tones that wet the finish. Warm day, just add ice. Refreshing.
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “Our Albariño is sourced from the Sweetwater Ranch located in the rolling hills east of King City in Monterey County. In 2011, this wine was harvested at 24° brix resulting in an off-dry style wine with a modest alcohol level. This wine has great aromatics, plenty of luscious flavors and ends with a crisp finish. There is a mineral component on the palate that mingles with refreshing pineapple and honeyed flavors of apple and citrus.” • 749 Cases