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Abacela Malbec Umpqua Valley 2006

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Malbec has proven to be an ideal varietal match to Southern Oregon’s climate. The Cox’s Rock and Chaotic Ridge parcels of our estate vineyards continually provide fruit of uncommon depth and refinement. We ferment whole berries, press gently, and age the wines in French oak casks. These techniques combine to preserve the delicate perfume aromatics and highlight the ripe, unctuous blue and black fruit. This Malbec will improve over the next three to five years and pair wonderfully with grilled pork ribs marinated in chipotle-mushroom aioli.

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Abacela Vineyards and Winery:
Here, on sunny south sloping rocky hills, we passionately grow Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Dolcetto, Malbec, Grenache, and other varietals carefully matched to our unique microclimate. The estate fruit is hand picked when optimally ripe and gently fermented and processed in a gravity flow winery to preserve quality. The crisp, fresh varietal character of our white wine is a product of our vi... Read more
Here, on sunny south sloping rocky hills, we passionately grow Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Dolcetto, Malbec, Grenache, and other varietals carefully matched to our unique microclimate. The estate fruit is hand picked when optimally ripe and gently fermented and processed in a gravity flow winery to preserve quality. The crisp, fresh varietal character of our white wine is a product of our vineyard practices and minimal handling wine making philosophy. Application of these same principals to red wine production, with additional prolonged cellaring in small oak casks, further enhances flavor and stabilizes the wines. Consequently our red wines are big and deeply-colored with intense aromas and flavors that have ample structure and tannin for aging. The final products are balanced wines with distinctive varietal character that pair exceptionally well with an assortment of delicious foods. Our ultimate objective is to produce wines that are a statement of the harmony between the grape variety and its terroir. We appreciate your virtual visit to Abacela, but want to encourage you to tour our vineyards and winery and taste our wines to fully appreciate our passion. Read less

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Malbec has proven to be an ideal varietal match to Southern Oregon’s climate. The Cox’s Rock and Chaotic Ridge parcels of our estate vineyards continually provide fruit of uncommon depth and refinement. We ferment whole berries, press gently, and age the wines in French oak casks. These techniques combine to preserve the delicate perfume aromatics and highlight the ripe, unctuous blue and black fruit. This Malbec will improve over the next three to five years and pair wonderfully with grilled pork ribs marinated in chipotle-mushroom aioli.

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