I've had earlier versions of this wine. Not many albarinos from California. Artesa in Carneros makes a pretty one.

Brecon is the old Norman Winery, home to the "Monster" zin, and it was. Mr. Norman passed away and the new owners took over; forget the story, but they may be from Australia?? They have made some nice renovations to the winery and tasting room.

As a trivia item, Norm Benson (Dark Star) started working in the business as a cellar rat at Norman, then founded his own winery. These days his son Brian gets all the attention. He has a tasting room in Tin City south of Paso and got a nice writeup in the Spectator a while back.