2015 Gallica Albariño Rorick Heritage Vineyards Calaveras County

An elegant, prismatic Albariño threaded with complexity

2015 Gallica Albariño Rorick Heritage Vineyards Calaveras County

This wine is an elixir.

It is predominantly Albariño, but a small portion of white Muscat contributes stone fruit richness. The grapes were grown in the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County, and were fermented and aged in a mix of stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels.

The results offer a gorgeous fragrance that mingles honeyed sweetness with pungent, sappy yellow fruits and pure, fine herbs. The body is silken and event-tempered, suggesting honeysuckle and Meyer lemon, white nectarine and herb-steeped peaches. And while the acid frame is delicate, the finish blazes like white sequins.

A complicated and intricate wine, layered and elegant, nearly prismatic, threaded with complexity like a tapestry struck by sunshine. Pair it with bloomy rind cheeses, mussels or rich shellfish, poultry, salmon—or just a glass.

14% abv | $36 (sample) 180 cases made

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