Showing posts from June, 2014

Abacela's 2011 Malbec released on June 30th.

Just released today... Our 2011 Malbec! We're very excited for this new release. Winemaker's notes: "Briary blackberries, milk chocolate, cedar and hints of dried lavender meld with broad tannins and an earthy spice to create a balanced and structured wine." Yum! Visit our website for more information.

Abacela's 2013 Albariño reviewed in Sip Northwest Magazine

Abacela 2013 Albariño by Erin James
From Florida’s Gulf Coast to Oregon’s Umpqua Valley, Earl and Hilda Jones took their love of Spanish wine and put it in the ground of Southern Oregon to start Abacela winery. Originally focused on Tempranillo, Abacela was the first to plant the grape variety in the Pacific Northwest in 1995 and even took their name from the Iberian word abacelar, meaning “to plant a grape vine.” Today, Abacela owns and operates a 77-acre vineyard with more than 20 grape varieties, including the kindred Spanish grape of Albariño. The 2013 vintage of this Umpqua Valley estate grown wine is a mirror image of its Galician genesis. Vivid aromas of fleshy white apricot, tart green apple, melon and white blossom burst up front while lemon thyme and almond round out the back of the nose. The palate is bright in citrus and acid, finishing round and dazzling and requesting a pot of steamer clams. Like us on Facebook Abacela Winery Follow us on Twitter @Abacela

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Oregon Wine Press Value Picks for June 2014

Our 2013 Viognier is picked as one of the Oregon Wine PressValue Picks
This is the second accolade earned by the 2013 Viognier released just two months ago. It also received a Best in Class/Gold Medal from the 2014 Pacific Rim Wine Competition.

Abacela and TAPAS highlighted in Mail Tribune

TAPAS, only you drink this kind
By Roberta Kent for the Mail Tribune Tempranillo is Spain's most famous grape. It is grown throughout northern Spain in a climate characterized by a cool spring, a dry-hot summer and a cool, early autumn, with low growing-season rainfall and a mild winter. The grape not only stands alone as a varietal but also provides a hint of tobacco, spice or leather when blended with other reds. The outstanding wines of Ribera Del Duero and Rioja owe their complexity to the tempranillo grape. In 1986, wine connoisseur Robert Parker compared a wine from Ribera Del Duero with the famous Bordeaux estate wine, Chateau Petrus. Until the early 1990s, however, most tempranillo in the United States was grown in California's hot Central Valley and the fruit did not match the quality of Spanish-grown grapes. It was simply the wrong climate for the grape. California tempranillo was usually blended into jug wines. If you draw a line around the globe at the latitude wher…