2011 Muscat is chosen as a favorite "Wine of the Week" from Chuck Hill at Wines Northwest.
"Earl and Hilda Jones pursued their love of Tempranillo by establishing
Abacela winery near Roseburg, Oregon in 1995. Over the years the
vineyard has expanded beyond the original Tempranillo plantings to
include 20 varietals. This Muscat was grown on the property in the
Abacela Fault Line Vineyard and offers bright aromas of orange blossom,
stone fruits and honeysuckle leading to a mildly sweet palate with
flavors of honey, ripe pear and spice – a nice sip and great cooling
accompaniment to spicy dishes."
This isn't the first kudos we've received for this wine. It was also rated "Outstanding" in Wine Press Northwest's Fresh Press:
"This beautiful example of Muscat came from Abacela’s estate Fault
Line Vineyard at the winery near Roseburg, Ore. The grapes were picked
the second week of October, and the wine is finished at a pleasantly
sweet 4% residual sugar. It opens with aromas of huge tropical fruit,
honeysuckle, jasmine, cotton candy and apple. Despite the sweetness,
this wine is far from cloying, instead showing off mouthwatering flavors
of orange, clove, spun sugar and honey, all backed with a touch of
spritz and great acidity through the gorgeous finish"