Las Jaras Wines 2022 'Big Beautiful Buff' Albarino, Lodi
Item Number: 18719
Sub Region: Lodi
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Bokisch Ranch
Grape(s): 100% Albariño
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Total Acidity: 5.29 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Gravely loam
Case Production: 515
Vineyard Notes: The grapes come from the Bokisch Vineyard in Clements Hills, in the eastern foothills of Lodi. The grapes are organically grown on Redding and Yellowlark gravely loam soils. The area is quite warm and at an elevation of 138 feett but is cooled in the evenings by the Delta Breeze (a wind coming from the southwest, off of The Delta of the Sacramento River and San Joaquin River).
Tasting Notes: Albariño done right is fresh, saline, and mineral-laden. Like opaque sunshine in the glass, Big Beautiful Buff has aromas of apple blossom, lemon, and honeydew melon. The palate is bone dry with flavors of yellow nectarine, white cherry, and wet rock. Mineral density gives the wine a long savory and mouthwatering finish. This wine is best with lighter fare and also spicy Vietnamese of Thai cuisine.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes were picked early to preserve freshness. They were whole-cluster pressed about 100 yards from the vineyard at the Bokisch winery. The juice settled for 24 hours before being trucked to the Las Jaras winery in Sebastopol for fermentation after a 10ppm SO2 addition. Fermentation started with native yeast in a stainless steel tank. Then, the wine was transferred to two 1,200-liter sandstone jars and two 800-liter neutral demi-muids where it underwent native malolactic fermentation. After four months, the wine was combined and put in one concrete egg to age sur lie for 5 months. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration.