WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Albarino
  • APPELLATION
    Napa Valley, Carneros District
  • ALCOHOL
    13.80%
  • SIZE
    750ml

95pts Wine Enthusiast: Bright freshness rules the day in this delicious vintage of Elias Fernandez’s side project with Doug Shafer. Green apple, Meyer lemon and lime flavors provide pleasure, with a tense vibrancy and focused acidity filling the palate.

The reason Eighty Four Wines exists is to explore what Napa Valley can produce
with newcomer grape varieties. Albariño has been at the top of our list since the
beginning. We love the clean acidity and the direct purity of the wines from Spain
and wanted to see what the grape would do here. In 2012 we planted four acres in
Napa Valley’s Carneros District and this is our first harvest. We gave it just four
months on the lees in stainless steel barrels — no oak, no malolactic fermentation
– so that the resulting wine would be fruity and refreshing. We’re pleased with the
result and hope you are too.

TASTING NOTES 

From the Famed Winemaking duo of Shafer Vineyards Doug Shafer and Elias Fernandez: The reason Eighty Four Wines exists is to explore what Napa Valley can produce with newcomer grape varieties. Albariño has been at the top of our list since the beginning. We love the clean acidity and the direct purity of the wines from Spain and wanted to see what the grape would do here. In 2012 we planted four acres in Napa Valley’s Carneros District and this is our first harvest. We gave it just four months on the lees in stainless steel barrels — no oak, no malolactic fermentation – so that the resulting wine would be fruity and refreshing. We’re pleased with the result and hope you are too.