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Small Block Albarino

Intense aromas of ginger, almond paste and hints of citrus. In the glass, flavors of dried apricot and starfruit set off a bit of razor sharp tartness and acidity, making this a good choice for seafood with richer sauces.

 Producer The Hess Collection
 Region Napa Valley
 Country United States
 Varietals Albariño
 Alcohol 14.2% alc/vol
 Vintage 2012

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About the Producer

The Hess Collection
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The Hess Collection

Napa, California, United States Napa, California, United States

1876 - 1884: H. HUDEMANN The first pioneers in the area (last half of the 19th century) were of German descent including the families of Fisher, Brandlin, and Streich.  H. Hudemann settles on a property that is now the site of the Hess Collection Winery.  Hudemann establishes his “Sprout Farm” (a...

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