Wednesday, May 23, 2018
2017 Abacela Albarino
I'm always looking for a new and interesting wine, especially one made with a grape that isn't mainstream or widely produced. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love a velvety Chardonnay, but the 2017 Abacela Abarino introduced me to a grape that I had nearly forgotten but don't want to lose sight of again. This wine is very light and made of a Spanish grape that presents wonderful floral and orange blossom aromas with canning spices. The wine is crisp but not overly sharp, which allows it to be a great hors d' oeuvres accompaniment or a refreshing cooler on a hot summer day. I really think this mildly sweet, fruitful wine would pair well with empanadas on the back deck. With it's low alcohol content and light mouthfeel, you can easily forget that this is a wine, and not in a bad way. I suggest drinking this lovely wine slightly chilled.
Umpqua Valley, Oregon
Suggested retail price: $21.00
Drink The Bottles score: 90/100
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