Schmidt Family Vineyards 2013 Albariño, Applegate Valley, $24

By on March 8, 2016

schmidt-family-vineyards-albarino-2013-bottleThree generations of the Schmidt family are heavily involved in the day-to-day operation of this charming and serious winery, vineyard and on-premise restaurant near Grants Pass, Ore. Their work with the Spanish white grape Albariño – which can shine in Southern Oregon – opens with alluring aromas of sweet lemon, papaya and starfruit with jasmine and lavender. Good crispness is presented early and throughout with lemon and lime flavors. Beautiful minerality and fresh-cut kiwi fruit make for a long finish. As is tradition, the label features a herb that can help guide a food pairing, in this case marjoram, and family chef Spencer Brons also suggests serving this with its Creamy Seafood Mousse.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 235 cases

Alcohol: 14.48%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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