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label Field Book Albariño 2015

2015 Field Book Albariño

As we pursue our love for interesting varietals from distinctive vineyard sites, we are thrilled to offer a second exploration of the Field Book wine series—an Albariño from Rusty Gate Farm in western Sonoma County. We craft this wine exclusively for our Top Spott! and Spott On! members in honor of and appreciation for their enthusiasm for Spottswoode, and production is extremely small. Only 129 cases were produced.

Albariño is a complex, bright, and expressive white varietal that originates from the Rías Baixas region in northwestern Spain and northern Portugal. In our search for a second Field Book wine, we found this expressive varietal growing at Rusty Gate Farm in the rolling upland hills of Laguna Ridge in the Russian River Valley appellation. Roughly two acres of Albariño vines grow at this compelling site in deep, well-drained sandy loam soil alongside heirloom peach and apple orchards that date back to the late 19th century.

Winemaker Notes: The 2015 vintage of our Field Book Albariño has lifted aromatics of peach, guava, and candied apricot. This appealing and exciting wine is fresh and floral with beautiful acidity and enduring minerality. Juicy and rich with a precise palate.

Fact Sheet
  • SOURCE OF GRAPES
    Rusty Gate Farm, Sonoma Coast
  • APPELLATION
    Russian River Valley
  • FERMENTATION PROFILE
    Stainless steel barrels 50%
    Neutral French oak barrels 50%
  • VARIETAL
    Albariño 100%
  • RELEASE DATE
    August 1, 2016
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    129 cases of 750 ml
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $32 per 750 ml bottle
Fact Sheet
“Although Spottswoode is best known for the superb Cabernet Sauvignons, the estate also does quite well with their Syrah.”

Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

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“The name Rusty Gate Farm came about when we finally installed deer fencing which included an iron entry gate. We searched for a name for more than a year. As the gate turned from shiny metal to red rust, we realized that our name was right in front of us.”

Rich Auger, Grower, Rusty Gate Farm

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