Harrington Alvarelhão Suma Kaw Vineyard 2016, California

El Dorado County, California


A clean, unexpectedly well-bred wine from such an unheralded grape. As gentle, tender and fine-boned as any quality Burgundian. Alvarelhao is a grape native of northwest Portugal and particularly to the Duero Valley where it is often used as a component in Port wines. The grape also is grown in Ribeira Sacra and Monterrei in Spain where it is known as Brancellao and Albarello. This is a dry Alvarelhao bottled singularly because of the beautiful aromatics characteristic of the grape. Expect floral aromas of lilacs and violets. Flavors lean towards the blue fruit spectrum so blueberries come to mind along with huckleberries and elderberries. Pairs up beautifully with duck confit, vegetable stew. A rare and very pretty wine. -Winemaker's Notes


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