Abacela 2012 Albarino
Vineyard: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards in Roseburg
Winemaker: Andrew Wenzl
Recognition: 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition’s best white wine
Case production: 113 cases
Food pairings: Seafood, hard cheeses, appetizers
Tasting notes: Galician-style, dry white with flavors of fresh apples, pears, citrus and delicate apple blossom; delivers creamy textures and steely minerality. Crisp now, but will develop greater complexity in three years and more.