South Stage Cellars 2012 Albariño, Rogue Valley, $24

By on April 2, 2016

south-stage-cellars-albariño-2012-labelCrater View Vineyard on South Stage Road is among the array of sites the Moore family farms throughout Southern Oregon, but it’s closest planting to their brick tasting room inside one of Jacksonville’s most historic buildings – the quaint longtime home of the late Robertson Collins. For this lively Spanish white grape, they took the grapes to Linda Donovan in nearby Medford, who produced a wine that’s spicy and zesty with tones of lemon pepper and allspice with sweet herbs and mustard seed. Fruity flavors of papaya, lime and starfruit finish with lemon curd and peppermint. Enjoy with teriyaki chicken, Fettuccini Alfredo or a cheese plate with Brie, Camembert and chèvre.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 173 cases

Alcohol: 11.6%

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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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