The Williamson family planted the Spanish white Albariño at the behest of Sunnyslope winemaker Martin Fujishin, and it’s been a golden grape in Idaho for both the Williamson’s winery brand and Fujishin’s Free Dog Wines project. Here, it’s young winemaker James Nederend at the helm of this bottling that garners the Williamsons their first Double Platinum, rewarded for its beautiful aromatics of honeysuckle, citrus blossom and peach. Those are followed by guava, lemon sorbet and tangerine flavors, backed by white peach. Award: Idaho Wine Competition (gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 97 points
Production: 110 cases