Winery Tasting Notes: Lemon, honey and wetstone aromas open up to this rich and fully flavored Albarino. Notes of honeyed white stone fruit and savory flavors linger on the palate. The finish is remarkable, full of bright acidity and spices. This 100% Albarino comes from a single vineyard that is high elevation, 2600’feet elevation, yields are very small, less than one ton per acre. The Defino Vineyard is a 1.5 acre site, north facing, with Aiken strewn soil with lava pebbles, perfect for Albariño.
Blend: 100% Albarino
Alcohol Level: 13.7%
Cases Produced: 220
Winemaker Name: Helen Keplinger
Maturity: Drink now -2019
Pairings: Clams, mussels, oysters, pasta with lemon and butter
Fun Facts: The Waterfall Wines are made by the young and very talented Helen Keplinger (Grace Family, Bryant Family, Scully, Kenzo, Keplinger…. ), Wine Spectator’s Winemaker of the Year in 2012. This is Waterfall’s third release of their Albarino. Waterfall proprietor, Boris Guillome, is a 20-year veteran of the wine industry, having worked in some of California’s best restaurants and shops. In 2013, he decided that his next challenge would be in creating his own label, so he hired Helen Keplinger as his winemaker and set out to find exceptional sites and the best fruit possible. These wines are pure, focused and spectacular.