Tour of Lodi Albariño

If you are looking for something to do in August, be sure to check out the Lodi Tour of Albariño weekend in Lodi Wine Country. Taking place from August 9-11, this free event runs each day 11 AM-5 PM. Several Lodi wineries celebrate International Albariño Day during the event, teaching visitors about the dry, white wine. Albariño is produced from a wine grape variety best known in Spain for its aromatic properties and high acidity. Stop at any of the participating wineries for a self-guided tour and sample the popular Spanish varietal for yourself.

Bokisch 2017 Albariño, Terra Alta Vineyard
The winery’s flagship Albariño hails from the Terra Alta Vineyard. A soft golden hue with aromas of green apple, pineapple, and almond blossoms, this wine is a stunner. On the palate, the wine produces flavors of soft citrus, fresh tangerines, ripe stone fruit, and Granny Smith apple. Its bright acidity makes it a seriously food friendly wine. Pair it with fresh shrimp spring rolls or salt-crusted Branzino stuffed with herbs and citrus. Retail $20

Oak Farm Vineyards 2018 Albariño
Oak Farm Vineyards makes an exceptional Albariño that rivals those from the Rías Baixas region of Spain. One of the more minerally driven wines of the group, enjoy aromas of green apple and bright citrus on the palate. The wine boasts a medium mouthfeel with hints of flinty, sea stone and an elegant fruit finish. Pair it with a fresh halibut ceviche.  Retail $25

Mettler Family Vineyards 2018 Albariño
Mettler Family Vineyards’ Albariño is a stunner. With aromas of spice and stone fruit, the lively acidity brings to life flavors of juicy pear, apple, and ripe nectarines. A rich mouthfeel with a lingering finish, this wine has the weight to stand up to a full meal. Pair it with a grilled peach and chicken salad in a champagne vinaigrette. Retail $19.99

Klinker Brick 2018 Albariño
One of Lodi’s finest, Klinker Brick makes a quality Albariño. On the nose you will find bright citrus with herbaceous notes and fleshy stone fruit. But it’s the mouth-watering acidity and flavor of melon and green apple that make this the ultimate summertime wine—crisp, balanced, and delicious. Pair it with harissa rubbed chicken thighs or crab cakes over an apple coleslaw. Retail $15

R-N-R Vineyards and Winery 2018 Albariño
An aromatic white wine with notes of honeysuckle, green apple, and zesty lime. Sourced from the Clements Hill AVA, it is straw in color and finishes with flavors of stone fruit. It pairs well with manchego cheese drizzled in honey. Retail $25

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