Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 90-81

By on December 26, 2014

81. Abacela 2010 Estate Syrah, Umpqua Valley, $32

Abacela-Estate Syrah-2010-labelAndrew Wenzl and founding winemaker Earl Jones made the call to pick on Oct. 19, and the Syrah was co-fermented with 1% Viognier and includes 4% Tempranillo. The barrel program of all French oak leads, but just a tenth of those are new. It makes for aromas of Marionberry jam, cherry syrup and dark chocolate with accents of bacon, black pepper and cinnamon dust. The bold entry is laden with purple and dark fruit, which carries length with a nice bit of tannin in the background — perhaps in part because of that inclusion of Temp.

Production: 310 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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