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"Terrific...Superb...a Triumph... Stellar"
says Matt Kramer (Wine Spec, Oregonian)

Abacela Estate Tempranillo 04 $28.75/$31.95

Kramer says: "This is superb tempranillo, not just by embryonic American standards but by the standards of Spain itself. Rich, dense, redolent of plums, blackberries and spice, this is an ideal red for roast beef, a well-aged steak or a great plate of scalloped potatoes. "

On the wine's complexity: He states: "Abacela "Estate" Tempranillo 2004 is no simple red wine. Far from it. This is terrific Tempranillo: dense yet impressively refined. The barrel treatment affords the polish and smoothness achieved by small French oak barrels (few of them new, which helps reduce an invasive vanilla scent)."

On quality: "Not every Tempranillo wine, in or out of Spain, is either long-lived or many-layered. It can be made as a simple, quaffing, fruit-rich red. Or a producer can swing for the bleachers, which Abacela is doing."

A New Wine Life Form: "Abacela Tempranillo Estate 2004: One of the most exciting things for those who follow wine closely is the appearance of what might be called a new "wine life form."

On Location: "Based on the stellar quality of Abacela's "Estate" Tempranillo, various parts of Southern Oregon have more than mere promise for this slightly spicy red grape. Famed in Spain as the informing grape in such districts as Rioja and Ribera del Duero, tempranillo is capable of creating a long-lived wine of uncommon finesse and dimension."

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