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Rallison Cellars 2016 Albariño

“When Pigs Fly!”

Jared Rallison’s friends and family were utterly incredulous when they heard he wanted to be a winemaker. More than one said, “When pigs fly!” when he told them of his dream.

After all, he lived in Utah, had a full-time job as a pharmaceutical executive, and was the father of three young girls. When pigs fly, indeed. But dreams don’t die.

After trying to make wine in Utah, Jared and his family moved to Sherwood, Oregon, and found a place to plant some grapes. When he finished that first bottling, his family gave him a flying pig weathervane to put atop the winery built next to the Rallison family home.

And wouldn’t you know, just a few weeks before we first visited in November 2014, a huge windstorm came through – and the pig was ripped from the roof, took flight, and landed in the vineyard. When pigs fly, indeed!

We featured Jared’s wine in our very first month and it’s been so fun to watch him grow from just 800 cases to over 2000 today. And last summer, he opened his very own tasting room in charming downtown Sherwood.

Rallison Cellars

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Rallison Cellars, Sherwood, Oregon
2016 Albariño

I love Albariño in the summer. Its peachy, luscious fruitiness seems to pair equally well with vegetables and seafood or a big juicy steak.

The Rallison Albariño has traditional flavors of white peach and apricot balanced with strong citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit. This is a medium bodied wine with just a hint of residual sugar to balance out the acid. Less tropical than some from warmer climates but still luscious and creamy.

It is perfect for all your summer grilling needs. Whether you’re grilling vegetables, chicken, salmon, or corn on the cob with lots of butter, this wine complements them all!

A Cellar 503 selection in July 2018, Summer Wines Applegate Valley | Albariño