Wine of the Week: Abacela 2012 Albarino

Wine of the Week: Abacela 2012 Albarino

Vineyard: Abacela's Estate Fault Line Vineyards in Roseburg

Winemaker: Andrew Wenzl

Recognition: 2013 Great Northwest Wine Compe-tition's best white wine; bronze winner at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Price: $18

Avail-ability: limited quantities; call 541-679-6642 or email

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.

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