This is why Earl and Hilda Jones came to Oregon – the pursuit of a climate where they could grow their favorite Spanish varietal, Tempranillo. Since the first Tempranillo plantings in 1995, Abacela winery has won many awards for their Spanish-style varietal wines that showcase the grape’s character and not heavy oak. Aromas of red cherry and raspberry mingle with light spice and floral character, leading to a cherry/berry palate with hints of cedar and vanilla.
As summer heat finally builds up in the Northwest, wine lovers go looking for a cool alternative to room temperature red wine – an alternative that still offers complexity and a little grip on the palate. Abacela offers their Grenache Rosé to fill this niche. Bright pink in the glass with shimmering violet hues at the edge, the wine offers aromas and flavors of watermelon, strawberry and cherry with a nice mini-bite of tannin, citrus and mineral on the finish.