Kramer (Wine Spec, Oregonian)
Abacela Estate Tempranillo
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. "
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."
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
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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