2019 Abacela Albariño

2019 Abacela Albariño

Fault Line Vineyards,
Umpqua Valley,
Southern Oregon,
Oregon

13.2% alcohol

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1550 cases produced

If you have a hankering for the tropics, you must buy this wine! If I had only one word to describe the Abacela Albariño, it would be passionfruit! Thankfully, I’m not limited to just one word, but wow, this wine brings me right back to Hawaii!

Bouquet:

All the smells I associate with Hawaii! Tropical notes of passionfruit, pineapple, gardenias and lemongrass all tickle my nose. On a second sniff, these combine with more tart aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest and gooseberries.

Palate:

With my first sip, those aromas transformed into the same flavors in my mouth. I also tasted honeysuckle and ginger before everything melded into a long, tart finish. Yum!

Food pairing suggestions: 

Crab cakes, pan-seared halibut with lemons and capers, blistered shishito peppers sprinkled with sea salt, chicken with ginger passionfruit sauce.

SRP $21

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About the Author: Michele Francisco

Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at michele@winerabble.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.

6 Comments

  1. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life 2020-05-07 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I love this Abacela Albariño!! Your pairing suggestion of crab cakes sounds spot on, and I can’t wait to try them together!

    • Michele Francisco 2020-05-07 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks Marlynn!

  2. Waz 2020-05-07 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I love a refreshing Albarino, especially during this time of the year. You had me at passionfruit flavors… yum!

    • Michele Francisco 2020-05-07 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Passionfruit is one of my favorite flavors too!

  3. Erin Lynch 2020-05-08 at 8:17 am - Reply

    This sounds like the perfect wine to enjoy on the patio tonight! Sounds delish!

    • Michele Francisco 2020-05-08 at 8:22 am - Reply

      Erin, it is! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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