Best Northwest wines of 2015: 70-61

by | Dec 27, 2015 | News | 0 comments

63. Abacela 2012 Fiesta Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $23

abacela-fiesta-tempranilloEarl and Hilda Jones, honored earlier this year by the Oregon wine industry for their contributions, are also helping to make Tempranillo more approachable with this new, entry-level tier. This doesn’t offer the barrel aging and refinement of their others, but it’s easy to embrace with its dark black cherry, black licorice and milk chocolate tones. There’s a fair amount of grip to the fine-grained tannins, so crack the cap and serve this on the patio with grilled fare or paired with plate of Manchego cheese and chorizo.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,383 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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