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label Field Book Albariño 2016

2016 Field Book Albariño

As we pursue our love for distinctive varietals from exceptional vineyard sites, we are thrilled to offer, for the second year in a row, an Albariño from Rusty Gate Farm in western Sonoma County. We craft our Field Book wine exclusively for our Top Spott! and Spott On! members in honor of and appreciation for their enthusiasm for Spottswoode. Production is extremely small—only 172 cases are available!

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 compelling 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 are planted here in deep, well-drained sandy loam soil alongside heirloom peach and apple orchards that date back to the late 19th century.

Winemaker Notes: This wine is bright and layered with good complexity and a focused acid that holds until the next sip, leaving you wanting more. Juicy tropical mango and stone fruits with hints of lemon and lime zest refresh the palate. Lifted and floral notes are reminiscent of honeysuckle and jasmine. Rich texture supported by generous natural acidity make this wine sing!

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, 2017
  • AMOUNT PRODUCED
    172 cases of 750 ml
  • WINERY RETAIL PRICE
    $32 per 750 ml bottle
Fact Sheet
“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

label Field Book Albariño 2016
“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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