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Albarino (aka Alvarinho)

A white grape most famously grown in Spain and Portugal, Albarino typically produces wines of light body, moderate alcohol and generous acidity with pronounced aromas of stone fruit, especially peach. In Portugal, the wine is sometimes treated with carbon dioxide to give it a slight effervescence. It’s characteristics typically result in a refreshing wine that goes well with seafood but should be consumed young.

The 2007 Mokelumne River Albarino from Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi made the San Francisco Chronicle Best 100 Wines of 2008 list. If you would like to explore NorCal Albarino, that would be a great wine to start with.