Abacela 2012 Estate Muscat, Umpqua Valley, $16

By on July 18, 2013

Abacela makes superb wines in Oregon's Umpqua Valley.Muscat is one of our favorite varieties because it often is so beautifully aromatic. This one from Southern Oregon also delivers on the palate, providing delicate and perfectly balanced flavors. This opens with aromas of lychee, gooseberry, lime and slate, followed by rich flavors of jasmine, honeydew melon, orange oil and clove. Though it is 4% residual sugar, you might never know it because the richness in the mouth balances with moderate acidity. It’s a complex and layered wine.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 136 cases

Alcohol: 10%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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