What We’re Drinking – 2016 Eighty Four Wines Albariño

Eighty Four Wines is a new project from Doug Shafer, of Shafer Wines, and Elias Fernandez, Shafer’s long-time winemaker. The grapes came from four acres they planted in Carneros in 2012. The nose shows honeysuckle, citrus blossoms, key lime and fresh peaches. Vibrant and fresh on the palate, barely ripe peaches and lime zest shine through, followed by honeysuckle. The citrus zing lingers on the finish. It’s a bright, refreshing palate cleanser that would contrast beautifully with fried tenderloin. Highly Recommended. 92 points. DBH

WHO: Eighty Four Wines
WHAT: Albariño
WHERE: Carneros, Napa Valley, California
WHEN: 2016