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Palmer Vineyards Albariño - 2017

Item # 24700 750mL
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

What a treat: Long Island Albariño. Planted in 2007, Palmer’s Albariño block was first harvested in 2010.This white is deliciously aromatic with floral and citrus notes. It dances on your palate and shines when paired with seafood. Winemaker Miguel Martin was born in Spain and has 20 years of winemaking under his belt. Limited quantity.

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Staff Pick Notes

I've recently fallen in love with Palmer Vineyards and their obscure choices in grape varietals. At first I was hesitant about the strangeness of their choices but now I'm completely won over. Albariño is normally found in Spain, but this one is from Long Island and the first one of its kind at that! You'll find a fresh and zippy acidity with loads of citrus flavors that any Albariño drinker will love. I urge you to pick up a bottle today, as this was a very limited production. In one word I would describe this Albariño as "Fun". This one just makes me want to grab a bottle and go on a picnic.

- LB

Astor's Glossary of Terms

New York

No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz. New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Lake Erie is still dominated by bulk production for grape juice, though a few small, serious wineries are beginning to crop up. Long Island’s maritime climate...

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The primary grape of the Rías Baixas (Lower Inlets) section of the Galicia region of northwestern Spain, Albariño is considered by many to be Spain's premier white wine. It also plays an important role in northern Portugal (where it is known as Alvarinho) as a component of Vinho Verde. The thick-skinned grapes thrive in the cool, windy climates of Galicia and northern Portgual, yielding intensely...

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