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New Abacela video from Xplore Film

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Abacela's Earl Jones talking about the history and future of his trailblazing vineyard and winery located in Oregon's Umpqua Valley.

2014 Garnacha rated "Outstanding!" by Great Northwest Wine

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2014 Barrel Select Garnacha
Outstanding! Great Northwest Wine

In recent years, Andrew Wenzl’s work with Grenache has earned considerable praise — whether it be his stunning rosé or the Barrel Select program. The transition from vineyard to cellar in 2014 began Oct. 7 at the ripeness level of 25 Brix, which seems to be customary for standalone bottlings of this Rhône variety. 

The 100% neutral French oak program keeps the focus on juicy aromas and flavors of plum, boysenberry and pomegranate with sweet herbs and a remarkable mouth feel. Its finish of blackberry and Montmorency cherry extends. 

Indeed, the Jones family’s Fault Line Vineyards continue to serve as a Southern Oregon talisman for Iberian Peninsula grape varieties. 

The 2013 Garnacha earned a gold medal at the 2016 Oregon Wine Competition. This year, the 2014 already is generating headlines, starting with a double gold at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle.

 Enjoy with Mushroom Croque-Monsieur.





2014 Barrel Select Garnacha