Marcy’s Pick: 2018 Clearwater Canyon Albariño $23

We are celebrating Idaho wines all month and there are great wines being made up in Northern Idaho in the Lewiston area. Coco and Karl Umiker, winemakers and owners of Clearwater Canyon Winery, do a great job making quality wines that are balanced and tasty. They recently started making an Albariño, a Spanish grape varietal I’ve always enjoyed. The grape grows well in certain areas in Washington which is where they source their grapes from. This wine is very aromatic with floral and citrus on the nose and flavors of lemon meringue, melon and lychee followed by mouthwatering acidity and a touch of minerality making this a citrusy and refreshing warm weather wine. It would pair nicely with seafood, halibut or a summer salad or it would pair nicely with a porch and sunshine. Enjoy!