A new review of our wine by WinesNorthwest.com's Chuck Hill in his online column Wines of the Week.
Abacela 2008 Malbec Estate, Umpqua Valley, $25.00
Earl Jones was one of the first to recognize the potential for growing warm weather varietals from Spain in Oregon's warm Umpqua Valley. Along with his favorite Tempranillo, he also grows Garnacha [called Grenache in France], Malbec, Syrah, Albarino, Viognier and others.
This wine shows Malbec's ripe fruit character in a very appealing way, with ripe blueberries and dried cherries defining aroma and flavor. Floral notes, citrus, herbs and a hint of mint follow, creating a complex, food-friendly experience.