Showing posts from May, 2014

2011 Dolcetto released!

We're excited to announce the release of our brand new 2011 Dolcetto. This will be the 15th vintage of this 100% estate grown wine.

Winemaker notes:  Ripe raspberry with darker undertones and floral vanilla bean dominate the aromas with hints of dusty cherry, tea leaf and savory spice in the background. The purity of fruit and balanced palate delights with velvety texture and bright acidity that refresh the mouth.

Drink now or over the next four to six years.

Food pairings include traditional Italian dishes such as pizza with mozzarella and basil or Osso Buco with creamy risotto.

Only 247 cases produced.

Our Grenache Rosé is a "heavy hitter" in the San Francisco Chronicle!

Is pink the new white? A complicated new era for roséJon Bonné,
3. The Heavy HittersA quick word on terms: Let me not imply these wines are heavy-handed or overwhelming. What they are, per my pink-wine taxonomy, is intense. They have enough weight that you should save them for the main course - when large slabs of meat go on the grill; when the evening's chill comes and you want a bean stew. So please, don't consider them more or less meaningful than our utility posse. These are a demonstration that volume, even when wearing pink, can be an important part of the wine spectrum - so long as it doesn't go beyond the bounds of good taste. 2013 Abacela Umpqua Valley Grenache Rosé ($17, 13.5% alcohol): For the third year straight, everyone will again be keeping up with the Joneses, as Hilda and Earl Jones have turned out another top-notch effort from their southern Oregon property. Grenache in its intense, tactile form: rose hip and cinnamon red hots, with dee…

Abacela's Vine & Wine Center highlighted for wine education.

The Oregon wine experience, reshaped
Pioneering Oregon wineries build new-wave visitor centers with impressive, intimate, immersive tasting and learning opportunities.
Cole Danehower, The Register Guard

Abacela emphasizes education
New-wave tasting rooms aren’t exclusive to the Willamette Valley.
In the Umpqua Valley AVA, Roseburg’s Abacela has become one of Oregon’s most recognized wineries. In 2011, founders Earl and Hilda Jones opened their 4,000-square-foot Vine & Wine Center. After the couple released their first wines in 1997, the center quickly became a premier Southern Oregon wine destination.
“We wanted to create an ‘entire’ experience for our visitors,” explains Hilda Jones. “It begins with the drive through the vineyards and culminates in the hospitality and education they experience in the tasting room and through walking around the vineyards.”
Designed in a Spanish style consistent with Abacela’s Iberian ethos, the center is as welcoming to novices as those with a t…

Winemaker Dinner set for Humboldt Restaurant in Denver, Colorado

Just announced.... Abacela's founder Earl Jones to attend winemaker dinner at Denver's Humboldt Uptown restaurant. Reservations can be made directly with the restaurant, 303.813.1700.

"Our intention at Humboldt is to serve inspired, fresh, approachable, and honest food. We want to provoke your senses and take them from classic, nostalgic flavors to new, inspired dishes with a nod towards the American classics. With the kitchen led by Executive Chef DJ Nagle and Chef de Cuisine Kollin Gately, this is modern American cooking at its best. Our menu features the kind of food you’d want to eat with friends and family, sparking memorable flavors while satisfying your palate. Using mostly local ingredients, our produce, farm and fish are prepared on site every day, and paired with ingredients so good they really speak for themselves."