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Wilson Foreigner Albariño Rorick Vineyard
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Wilson Foreigner Albariño Rorick Vineyard 2016

Sierra Foothills, California, United StatesThe back label sums up Wilson Foreigner's MO: "Wilson Foreigner exists for the purpose of exploring heritage and prospecting for beauty." This full-bodied white is from the schistous soiled Rorick Vineyard in Calaveras County, whole cluster pressed, and fermented in neutral Hungarian and French oak, with full MLF. A striking lemon blossom note opens this creamy wine, followed by white peach, starfruit, vanilla grapefruit curd, all bedded with crunchy stony / salty notes that linger on the long finish. I don't reckon I'd go to albariño, and most definitely not from the Sierra Foothills of California, but I'm certainly glad it's been done. Hopefully more follow suit. A welcome 13.2 degrees.Tasted: 25 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 private wine shops Producer: Wilson ForeignerDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: AlbariñoCSPC: 158039