Friday, September 6, 2013

Abacela's 2009 Estate Syrah earns an Outstanding! rating

2009 Estate Syrah

By on September 6, 2013

Wine Press Northwest’s reigning Oregon Winery of the Year proves its versatility once again with this Côte Rotie-style Syrah, and while Andrew Wenzl celebrates his 10th anniversary at Abacela this year, the 2009 vintage marked just his second harvest as Earl & Hilda Jones’ head winemaker. He created for them a plummy and smoky nose that includes touches of Aussie black licorice, Tootsie Roll and black olive. There’s a rich and bold surge of blackberry and boysenberry syrup that’s accented by pomegranate acidity, savory notes, dusty tannins and a touch of maple in the finish. Enjoy with pork ribs rubbed with wine salt and smoked on the Traeger.

Rating: Outstanding!

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