10 Pacific Northwest Tempranillos to try today

by | Sep 1, 2013 | Featured wines, Idaho wine, News, Oregon wine, Washington wine | 0 comments

Abacela 2009 Estate Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $35

Abacela's Tempranillo comes from estate grapes in Roseburg, Oregon.Wine Press Northwest’s 2013 Oregon Winery of the Year is led by owners Earl and Hilda Jones and winemaker Andrew Wenzl. The grapes for this Tempranillo – Abacela’s signature red wine – come from their estate Fault Line Vineyards. This opens with aromas of blueberry, wild strawberry and malted milk balls. On the palate, flavors of plum, blackberry and dark chocolate are backed by assertive tannins. Enjoy this with grilled flank steak.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,239 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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