Showing posts from December, 2012

Abacela wins big in 2012 Platinum Judging

Highlights from Wine Press Northwest's 2012 Platinum Judging:
"Abacela in Roseburg, Ore., won Platinums for all three of its entries. That's consistency at a high level."
2011 Albariño, Umpqua Valley, $18: Owner Earl Jones was a pioneer in bringing this Iberian white variety to the Pacific Northwest, and he and winemaker Andrew Wenzl continue to craft one of the region's best. This is a bone-dry wine that is loaded with acidity on top of it. The result is a bold, steely wine with aromas of lime zest, Asian pears, gooseberries and lemons, followed by bracing flavors of quince, citrus and minerality. It's a beautiful and seamless wine from beginning to end and is the perfect pairing with scallops, swordfish or clam dip.
2011 Grenache Rosé, Umpqua Valley, $15: Andrew Wenzl's pink from this Rhone variety earned an "Outstanding!" rating from us this spring, and it's not slowing down. Aromas of strawberry/rhubarb compote, lime juice and peach blosso…

Abacela Albariño in Arizona!

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'Tis the Season for Surf & Turf - Oregon Wine Press

We agree! Tempranillo is great with turf, beef, pork, lamb, deer, you name it. What is your favorite Tempranillo and food pairing?