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Scary Summer in October
You know, as you do
I jinxed us, Northeasterners. This week has been my fault. Not only did it not get cool enough to light a fire last weekend, but it got warmer. Like into the 80°F’s warmer! Three days before Halloween?!
It’s downright freaky. Which sort of makes it seasonable but not really.
So hey, might as well drink like it’s summer. Here’s 2020 Idilico Albariño from… Washington?
Albariño is primarily grown in Spain and Portugal, but there’s a growing presence of this white grape in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also a shining star at New Jersey’s Hawk Haven Vineyards. Yakima is about midway between Walla Walla, Washington (the most fun to say wine region) and Seattle.
I wrote about Idilico earlier this year and their very yummy monastrell.
Long story short, apparently Spanish varietals do great in their climate!
I get lemon on the nose, and more citrus with a grapefruit note on the palate. Serve this fairly chilled to keep the texture crisp. There’s a ton of acidity, and would go great with a lot of Asian dishes. This was nice, but I’ve had other albariños I’ve enjoyed more. Very pleasant though.
PS, Saturday, October 28 is the Light the Night fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)! Johnny and I will be gracing the walk with our presence. Hope to see you there, and if not, a donation on my fundraising page would be gratefully received. You can learn all about the very worthy mission of the LLS, join the walk, or donate. Everything our team raises will be matched by our very generous employer, so whatever you can give would be great! Thanks, and stay cool, or warm, or whatever this weekend.