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Chef-Maker Dinners return to Abacela!

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Chef-Maker Dinner Series
Our Chef-Maker Dinner series is held at our Vine & Wine Center in Roseburg, Oregon.
Chef Leather StorrsOctober 19, 2013 Our Chef Maker Dinner Series starts again on October 19th with renowned Chef Leather Storrs of Noble Rot. Back at Noble Rot since 2008, Storrs has once again made headlines for his garden to table methods featuring the use of the 3,000 sq ft garden atop the Portland based restaurant. An interest in food and his experience at Chez Panisse influenced Storrs to showcase the effect that top quality raw materials have on a finished dish. Storrs continues to head the kitchen at Noble Rot (named Sunset magazine’s wine bar of the year for 2009). Storrs was featured on ABC’s food/talk show The Chew, as well as Food Network’s Extreme Chef.

Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. $90/per person. Please call (541) 679-6642 or emailto RSVP.
Chef Ray AndersonNovember 16, 2013
Our Chef-Maker Dinner series continues with Chef Ray Anderson. R…

Abacela's 2009 Estate Syrah earns an Outstanding! rating

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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!