Tangent Edna Valley Albarino 2012

Albarino from Central Coast, California

Price: $15.99
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Item No. 128266
  • WE90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

My aim with this wine is to keep to the classic style of traditional Albariño from Rías Baixas region of Spain, showcasing its vibrant acidity and fresh aromatics of tangerine and ripe peach. This wine is crisp and refreshing, with tropical grapefruit flavors, and a good minerality characteristic. It is a great accompaniment to just about any shellfish.

Critical Acclaim

"Albariño is gaining popularity in America as a dry, tart white wine and Tangent is a large part of the trend. This is one of the best in California, dependably clean and vibrant in green apple, Meyer lemon and grapefruit flavors, with a hint of gooseberries. "
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Rating:
(1/15/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
A very clean, white wine. Tart and crisp with flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. This is the first Albarino I've tried and everyone loved it. Will definitely be buying more.
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Welcome to tangent, where pure flavor and alternative varietals intersect. And that"s not just an intriguing marketing phrase. Well, it is, but we really mean it. We start with grapes of intense varietal character, grown in the cool, temperate Edna Valley. Winemaker Christian Roguenant works his magic, and we ultimately bottle fresh, crisp and vibrant white wines. No Chardonnay...

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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