Cadre, Sea Queen, Albariño, Edna Valley CA, 2019
You can definitely smell the sea influence on this wine as there are briny notes that speak to the nearby Pacific Ocean. White flower notes are ever so present, but salty tangy citrus is the driver. On the palate, this wine is full of tang and energy. The Albariño never lacks acidity. In fact, managing that high acidity presents one of Edna Valley's biggest challenges, yet that is their greatest gift. There is a rich assembly of citrus, white fruits, stone fruit and tropicals that are all corralled with bright acidity from start to finish. A lingering freshness and minerality cements Albariño as the one varietal that is queen of the sea.