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Las Jaras - 'Big Beautiful Buff' - Albariño - Clements Hill, Lodi, CA - 2023
Las Jaras - 'Big Beautiful Buff' - Albariño - Clements Hill, Lodi, CA - 2023
Las Jaras - 'Big Beautiful Buff' - Albariño - Clements Hill, Lodi, CA - 2023
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Las Jaras - 'Big Beautiful Buff' - Albariño - Clements Hill, Lodi, CA - 2023

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Albariño done right is fresh, saline, and mineral-laden, making it the perfect candidate for Big Beautiful Buff, our new series of sexy crisp white wines. We jumped at the opportunity to try out some of the Spanish variety for the 2022 vintage. This wine is akin to our Chenin Blanc in that we picked the grapes quite early to preserve freshness and then achieved a layered, mineral expression by fermenting and aging in different vessels. We love how the wine turned out because it has all of the varietal typicity that we wanted to capture. Like opaque sunshine in the glass, it has aromas of apple blossom, meyer lemon, and honeydew melon. The palate is bone dry with flavors of yellow nectarine, white cherry, and wet rock. Mineral density gives the wine a long savory and mouthwatering finish. Label Art by Angelfire

We opted to press the grapes at the Bokisch winery about 100 yards from the vineyard block instead of trucking the grapes in the sun to Sebastopol about three hours away. We were there to make sure the juice was pressed whole-cluster to our specifications. There was no skin contact because we did not want to interrupt the delicacy of the variety. The juice was settled for 24 hours before being trucked to the winery for fermentation after a 10ppm SO2 addition. Often times we add a bit of sulfur at this stage to delay malo-lactic bacteria from exploiting the juice and to avoid creating volatile acidity compounds. We heated the tank and native fermentation started about seven days later. We started the fermentation in a stainless steel tank and then transferred the juice to two 1200L sandstone jarres and two 800L neutral demi muids; The wine underwent native malo-lactic fermentation. After four months, I transferred that volume to a concrete egg and this is the resulting wine. After five months of aging, we racked the wine off its lees in preparation for bottling. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration. This means the wine may be hazy or have a deposit, but this is nothing to be worried about!

Production: 515 cases | ABV: 12.69% | TA: 5.29 g/L | pH: 3.46 | VA: 0.59 g/L | DCO2: 1240ppm Total SO2: 38ppm | RS: 0.66 g/L | Turbidity at bottling: 9 NTU

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At Las Jaras, our goal is to make delicious wine that has tons of energy and balance. We want them to be vibrant, delicate, and supple all at the same time while also being food friendly and easy for anyone to enjoy. Our wines are intended to reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards using minimal intervention so you can taste their natural, rhythmic expression. If you are not used to drinking wines made this way, the experience can be a revelation.
Our lighter wines can elevate your daily experiences. Bring the elegant bubbles of our Sparkling Wine to your best friends engagement party. Nestle the Rosé into your backpack for a trip to the park to watch an epic sunset. Pair the chilled Glou Glou with a margherita pizza to make takeout tastier.
Our medium bodied reds pair with deep savory meals and create thought provoking moments. A holiday dinner includes a conversation about Carignan. The Cabernet Sauvignon is brought to your favorite restaurant to share a taste with your server. “Does this remind you of 70’s Napa?” And our Sweet Berry Wine demands explanation, inspires stories, and creates joy. For your Wine!
We are very excited to share our wines with you—there are more to come!
Cheers, Joel & Eric

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