2012 Abacela Albarino Umpqua Valley

I had a fun afternoon volunteering at the TAPAS grand festival in San Francisco, and had the opportunity to try a few nice bottles after my volunteer shift.   This Albarino was a big hit with the seminar attendees.   Very aromatic, with freshly sliced green apple and sweet lemon on the nose.   The midpalate is crisp yet also a little juicy and I definitely taste that ripe citrus fruit.   Finish is racy…   some nice acidity with lemon and pineapple notes.   Nice and balanced, with enough acidic backbone to make it a nice food wine.   This is a great summer white that would ROCK with grilled seafood!

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I went to Abacela’s table to try a few of their other wines and really enjoyed the whole lineup.   Very tasty wines!   :-)