Abacela 2018 Estate Albariño, Umpqua Valley, $21

By on April 24, 2020
abacela estate albarino 2018 bottle - Abacela 2018 Estate Albariño, Umpqua Valley, $21

Another wildly successful Spanish-inspired experiment at Abacela, this one began in 2000 with a half-acre on the north side of a hill. Now, Albariño is the flagship white wine for Earl and Hilda Jones in Roseburg, Ore. Picked during the second and third weeks of autumn at 21 Brix, there’s no oak involved, allowing the grape to exude fanciful aromas of lemon meringue pie, papaya and orange Creamsicle. And yet it is brilliantly bone-dry, making for a delicious, mouth-filling and mouth-watering drink of stone fruit and slate. (For the nerds, this edition checks in with a pH of 3.08.) Enjoy with seafood, paella or a fruit and cheese plate that features quince paste.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 2,112 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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