Albariño done right is fresh, saline, and mineral-laden, making it the perfect candidate for Big Beautiful Buff, our new series of sexy crisp white wines. We jumped at the opportunity to try out some of the Spanish variety for the 2022 vintage. This wine is akin to our Chenin Blanc in that we picked the grapes quite early to preserve freshness and then achieved a layered, mineral expression by fermenting and aging in different vessels. We love how the wine turned out because it has all of the varietal typicity that we wanted to capture. Like opaque sunshine in the glass, it has aromas of apple blossom, meyer lemon, and honeydew melon. The palate is bone dry with flavors of yellow nectarine, white cherry, and wet rock. Mineral density gives the wine a long savory and mouthwatering finish. This wine is best with lighter fare and also spicy Vietnamese of Thai cuisine. Try it with laarb, bún chay, or goi ga.