2011 Martian Ranch 'Uforic' Santa Barbara Albarino

SKU #1108742

UFOric is euphonious in your mouth, an easy euphemism* for out of this world, the one wine you want when you don't really know what to sip on. Galician in heritage, this undulating, r–rolling grape variety probably originated in Southwestern France, the land of truffles, white beans and geese. In Spain, it's a wine you drink with seafood (or no food). In California, we're not hung up on convention, so feel free to drink it with anything you like, or with nothing at all. Albariño works with food, it works around food, it refreshes the palate as it melds with the edibles. It is the anti–elegiac oeno–antidote to dull, lifeless and stolid.(Winemakers Notes)

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

United States

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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Santa Maria/Santa Barbara

- Santa Maria and Sants Inez make up the two AVAs of Santa Barbara County, an area known for its natural beauty and temperate climate. The best grape-growing areas, however, are located on the very coastal reaches of these two appellations, and are cooled by ever-present fog and ocean breezes (it is even cooler and foggier here than Carneros!). As expected, chardonnay and pinot noir thrive while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhône blends.