Jackson Estate Monterey County ALBARIÑO 2022
The Salinas valley is shaped like a funnel, narrow in the Arroyo Seco area, opening to a wide mouth at the Bay. As the heat rises during the day, cooler temperatures are ushered in with the marine layer, with the wind increasing in speed until it reaches the Arroyo Seco venturi. These maritime influences make for a long growing season, adding richness, ripeness, and complexity to the wine. This cool-climate Albariño showcases a bright acidity, with flavors of lemon, grapefruit, and pear.
Elevation: 300 - 350 feet above sea level
Soil: Placentia sandy loam; well drained, formed from granite, alluvial fan.
Climate: Quite windy. Fog is usually thick in the evenings coming in daily fromthe Monterey Bay.