Elon Musk is an innovator–probably everyone who’s picked up the business pages recently knows that. Not that I’ve ever driven a Tesla, but I am a huge fan of everything he’s doing. While the gigafactory, the hyperloop and the electronic car that goes 0 – 60 in 5.6 seconds may have gotten most of the […]
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Today’s Quick Sip is the Estate Crush 2012 Albariño. I had an opportunity to taste this wine during a recent event put on by the good folks at Charles Communications and Lodi Wine (aka LoCA). Estate Crush was founded in 2009 and is Lodi’s first full-service custom crush facility. Their focus is on small-to-medium lot production wines. Estate Crush also operates a tasting room which features over 86 wines from 36 brands.
As for the grape, Albariño is synonymous with Spain’s Galicia region and is an important variety in Portugal [Vinho Verde DOC], where it’s known as Alvarinho. I’m not surprised to find it growing in Lodi though, since the region is diverse and fully capable of growing a wide range of grape varieties. For further information and where you can find this wine, check out my tasting note below. With warmer temperatures on the horizon for most of you, this bottle is well worth seeking out!
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