Albariño is the native white wine of the Rías Baixas region of Galicia, Spain, but this grape may have found its ideal second-home in Lodi thanks to Markus Bokisch, owner/grower of Lodi’s Bokisch Vineyards.
For going on 15 vintages, Bokisch has solidified its reputation as one of California’s leading Albariño specialists. The latest edition, the 2013 Bokisch Terra Alta Vineyard Albariño ($18), is a doppelgänger for the original Spanish versions of the varietal: flowery and honeyed, with peach, citrus/lemon peel notes underlined by a subtle minerality. Perfectly dry, the wine’s medium body comes across as lemony crisp and edgy in its citrus/stone fruit qualities — mouth-watering, delicious.
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