Showing posts from June, 2012

Abacela 2011 Grenache Rosé mentioned in the Central Oregonian

2011 Grenache Rosé The aromas from the glass will make you think you’re about to drink a fruit salad – strawberries, pomegranate, watermelon and cherries; very, very good with food.

Fresh Press: Abacela wines in review

Wine Press Northwest - Fresh Press, June 14, 2012 Outstanding!, 2011 Albariño "No one was producing Albariño commercially in the Pacific Northwest when Earl Jones released his first vintage in 2000. Eleven years later, no has yet to match Abacela’s skill or scale with this Galician variety. The nose screams of citrus with lemon and quince, backed by pineapple, starfruit, grassiness and some slate. Its hallmark is delicious tartness, akin to some Sauvignon Blanc, joined by flavors of gooseberry, Granny Smith apple, lime peel and slightly unripe passionfruit. It’s truly amazing how the fruit fights through all the acidity. Enjoy with fresh oysters, a wide variety of tapas, or a plate of sliced Manchego, quince paste and Graber olives."
Outstanding!2009 Estate Port "Perhaps no one in the Pacific Northwest is as serious about Port-style wine as Abacela’s founding winemaker Earl Jones. He grows the five primary varieties — Tempranillo (4…