2014 Paso Robles Albarino

Winemaker: Gregg Barr - Barr Estates

Winery: Barr Estates

Farming Style: Traditional

From Martin: Tealy and Greg Barr grew up in New Orleans, one of America’s great food and wine destinations...  They moved back to California in the 1990s. Although California had a much shorter wine history, it also had numerous up and coming wine regions...  At the time, Paso Robles was just beginning to be planted with vineyards in earnest. Also important to Tealy and Greg was the fact that “the farmer and the winemaker were still the same person here.”  They also knew that in order to make great wines, you must have great fruit. Organic farming practices remain an integral part of production. It remains a family affair, with their daughter Mathilde handling sales from her home base in San Francisco.