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2023 Albariño - Santa Barbara County

2023 Albariño - Santa Barbara County

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This wine comes entirely from Martian Ranch Vineyard in Alisos Canyon AVA. Martian Ranch has been farmed biodynamically since its inception and has been Demeter certified since 2010. Alisos Canyon AVA lies directly in the middle of Santa Ynez Valley AVA and Santa Maria AVA and has a unique set of both AVA’s characteristics. This vineyard lies on the hills of the San Antonio Creek Valley, it gets warm in the day, and cools off with coastal fog in the evening. The soils are rich in calcium from the Paso and Sisquoc formations and are composed of weathered sandstone, shale, and marly limestone.

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The grapes were harvested in the early morning around 21B. Yields were less than half of what was expected out of the vineyard, but we were grateful to harvest our small allocation of 1.7 tons. The Albariño grapes were crushed in the cellar and rested on skins for most of the workday. After about 8 hours, everything was pressed to tank settle overnight. This Albariño is fermented partially in stainless and partially in neutral French oak barrels. It spent elevage on its fermentation lees for 6 months and came together about a month before being bottled unfined and unfiltered in March of 2023.

Tasting Notes

A perfect first wine. This wine leans on the acid driven side of the grape variety. She absolutely jumps out of the glass, think a squeeze of lemon hovering over subtle notes of stone fruit. Take her walking through a sunny garden with fresh blooms and your best friend - it may be the best time you’ve had in a while!

Wine Details

  • 12.5%ABV
  • 180 cases produces
  • Demeter certified grapes, minimal sulfites
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  • about the label

    Art: The tarweed on the front was painted by my talented mom, Eileen Anderson. Deinandra fasciculata, yellow tarweed, grows in this vineyard and is native to Central and Southern California. The Chumash harvested tarweed seeds, mashed them, and combined them with water to make a raw seed ball. Tarweed was a big part of their diet in the summertime as it thrives in dry soils. The biodynamic preparations on the back label are painted by me. They are an ode to all of the care that goes into maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the vineyard and its surrounding ecology.