2013 Campesino Alina White Blend
$ (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
We’re encountering more and more wineries and winemakers who are owned/operated by people of Hispanic descent, and here’s an amazing example: Campesino of Napa, producers of a delicious little blend we’re featuring this month. Campesino means “fieldworker” in Spanish, and the winery’s tag line is: “Through Our Work, We Pay Homage to Yours,” a fitting and noble sentiment since both owners Griselda and Macario Montoya are the children of fieldworkers, whom they pay tribute to on their web site:
“. . .more than just laborers, these men and women are the keepers of the vine. They work the earth with dignity and care. We must not forget that every bottle of wine is indebted to their sacrifice. As we enjoy the fruits of their labor let us give thanks for their hard work and dedication. A mis carnales y mis carnalas gracias por su trabajo. To my brothers and sisters thank you for your work.”
That’s pretty powerful stuff. The two owners are married and the two wines in their portfolio, Alina and Isa, are named for their children.
These are clearly hard-working folks. Griselda not only handles a big load with the winery, she is also a commercial loan officer with a major bank and does event planning on the side. Macario is clearly all in, and this is a winery we’ll be watching and rooting for.
Winery Tasting Notes: “This beautiful wine named after our daughter comes from La Prenda Vineyard in the western Sonoma Valley. Hints of apricot, honeysuckle, ripe apple and intoxicating notes of citrus essence provide for a super-aromatic bouquet. Medium-to-full bodied with a lovely creaminess that lends texture to layers of lemon curd and guava. It is refreshed with a lively acidic line and a long-lasting finish. Stainless steel fermented and aged for 6 months in neutral oak barrels, Alina provides the perfect pairing for any summer dish.”
Blend: 50% roussanne; 50% marsanne
Wine Spectator Points:
Wine Advocate Points:
Alcohol Level: %