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Abacela Estate Tempranillo 2012


$35.95 Regular

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From the winery: This dark brooding wine from the stellar 2009 vintage is a seductive wine to say the least. Balanced and finessed, this immediately approachable wine is fantastically delicious. This is a wine you will want to buy cases of and follow its aging process through 2020, yes we said it, 2020! Oozing black fruit and the touch of silk velvet on the palate belies a noble quality worthy of royalty. THIS is why we grow Tempranillo!

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

"Captures the racy minerality of the Spanish grape, while amping it up to New World fruit standards. You get fruit-powered richness, with citrus and peach, along with lively acidity and a steely core." - Paul Gregutt

Abacela's Estate is the Northwest's big daddy Tempranillo. Wine experts from Europe and the US repeatedly describe this wine as the best Tempranillo in the US.

Oregonian, March 1, 2009, from Matt Kramer: "Dense, succulent yet supple red wine, it delivers the signature spice, black currant and berry flavors that make this variety so singularly enjoyable. Worth noting is that, unlike some other wines from Abacela that have lately become overly smooched by oak, this 2006 "Estate" tempranillo is just lightly kissed by its time in small oak barrels." "This is truly great red wine from an outstanding vintage. Serve with a rack of lamb, a long-simmered bean stew, a beef stroganoff or any other dish that shows off the delights of a rich, yet graceful red wine, and you'll be impressed. It's worth the $34.95 asking price."

The 2006 vintage, the tenth release of our signature Tempranillo, is deeply colored and powerfully structured with intense aromas and flavors of ripe black fruits, savory spice, cassis, and smoke.

Experience suggests this wine will age easily for five to seven years and offer a long plateau of maturity. If patience fails aeration is recommended.

We also suggest saffron and pimenton dusted lamb with chèvre and sun dried tomato-stuffed peppers. - the winery

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