Abacela Winery 2015 South East Block Estate Reserve Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $49

By on April 4, 2020
abacela south east block reserve tempranillo 2015 bottle - Abacela Winery 2015 South East Block Estate Reserve Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $49

Aside from the fun and screw-capped Fiesta, the rest of Abacela’s Tempranillo program often doesn’t begin to show its promise until seven years beyond the vintage. The 2015 South East Block is an exception. A deft touch with French oak, just 14% new wood, makes charming levels of baking spice and toast just behind purple fruit tones of plum and black cherry. Its layers of cherry pie and Craisins make for a bright and juicy structure capped by a bit of fresh-baked brownie.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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