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2023 Brecon Estates Albarino San Louis Obispo

Damian Grindley, a native of Wales, is the co-owner and founder at Brecon Estates along with his wife Amanda. As the director of winemaking, Damian has more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry and has crafted some of the most highly awarded wines across the United States, Australia, and Europe. Working in different viticultural areas around the world, Damian’s love of limestone and exquisite wines brought him to the Central Coast 17 years ago. He chose to settle in the Adelaida sub-district of Paso Robles and founded Brecon Estates in 2012.

This crystalline pale white is one of those uber serious Albarinos. Behind the façade of citron, stone fruits and fresh lime zest are elements of slate and crushed stones. It is not as opulent as the Brecon Estates Albarino from Edna Valley, but instead is finely chiseled with purity, texture and precision. It is like a fine antique relic that needs to be explored over time with patience.

By W Peter Hoyne

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