January 26, 2019
Very Special Abacela Wine Meetup!!!
1. 2015 Abacela Tempranillo Barrel Select
Our flagship continues the tradition of quality & excellence through careful selection of the finest barrels. Rich blackberry, violets, mocha, spice box, smoke & well defined tannins unfold in velvety layers through the lengthy finish. While delicious now, this wine has the structure to improve for 10 or more years & offers a long plateau of maturity.
2. 2015 Abacela Tempranillo Fiesta
Our fruit driven Fiesta is a fantastic representation of vintage & terroir. Bright garnet in color, this wine opens with aromas of red fruit, cherry, plum & spice notes. This sleek & silky (wine) unfolds into flavors of black currant, mocha, French vanilla with a lush & velvety tannin. Enjoy with your favorite Spanish tapas. Rated 92 & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast
3. 2015 Abacela Fifty-Five Tempranillo-Malbec
We crafted this bottling from 50% Tempranillo & 50% Malbec to exhibit how well these grapes “play together.” Their combined aromas include figs, exotic perfume, blackberries & blueberries. Dense tannins, balanced acidity & integrated oak flavors create impeccable texture & a lengthy finish. Winery
4. 2014 Abacela Barrel Select Merlot
This complex, medium bodied wine was assembled from our best barrels of Merlot. Aromas of blackberries, olives & savory herbs revolve around flavors of cherry, truffle & chocolate.
5. 2015 Abacela Malbec Umpqua Valley
This complex full bodied wine was assembled from our best barrels. Aromas of blackberries, chocolate, oak & dried lavender meld with broad tannins & an earthy spice to create both tension & balance in this structured wine. Rated 92, Savor NW Wine Awards
6. 2015 Abacela Graciano Umpqua Valley
"Rare in Oregon, this Graciano pushes a mix of pomegranate, cranberry and raspberry fruit front and center. It dips in the midpalate, then re-gathers with a mix of tea, coffee grounds and dark chocolate wrapping up the finish. Put this ringer into your next tasting of Spanish wines and you'll stump everyone." 90 points, Wine Enthusiast
7. 2014 Abacela Syrah Reserve South Face Block
This wine is deeply striated with tones of licorice, coffee, tobacco & black tea. The palate offers the blackest of black fruits, sanguine tones, cured meat & coffee, taking Southern Oregon Syrah to the next level. Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast
8. Abacela Vintner's Blend #18
This Mediterranean blend brings together varietals that create a wine greater than the sum of its parts. While excellent now, this smooth, moderately tannic wine will continue to improve in the bottle.
Awards. Silver Medal, Cascadia International Wine Competition