Wade Wolfe has earned three Platinum Awards in recent years for his Albariño program, and he’s got another qualifier for this fall after the lofty showing for his latest effort from the Crawford family’s vineyard. Its bright and fruity structure includes aromas of sliced Key lime, lemon juice and some grassiness. Those notes are matched on a palate where there’s great mouthfeel, a sense of jasmine and sweet Meyer lemon. For those who enjoy Riesling and are new to Albariño, there’s plenty to enjoy here. And when Wolfe has a bowl of steamed mussels in front of him, this is his drink of choice.
Rating: Outstanding! Gold medal — 92 points
Production: 205 cases