Abacela Tempranillo Umpqua Valley Umpqua Cuvée 2004

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For the third successive vintage Abacela has produced a restrained, supple Tempranillo designed for immediate consumption upon release. The dark fruit character and hardy structure of this estate's Fault Line Vineyards is tempered by the lush berry fruit and smooth, velvety nature of their close neighbor, McCorquodale Vineyard. This is a terrific food wine that offers a wide array of pairing opportunities from mole chorizo tamales to grilled pimenton dusted lamb chops.

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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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Snooth User: RPerro
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4.00 5
04/11/2009

Great fruit and earthiness. Nice QPR as well! Can't beat the mix of fruit, acidity and earth that comes through on the palate.


External Reviews for Abacela Tempranillo Umpqua Valley Umpqua Cuvée

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Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

"Purple robe with brilliant sheen. Unmistakable nose of mulberries and a hint of baking spices, both which follow on the palate. With time a floral note emerges, as well as suggestions of dark chocolate. Rich, powerful flavors without any undue weight--surprisingly graceful for such a forcefully flavored wine. Who said elephants can't dance? Fine grained tannins and bright acidity suggest a further evolution." Jason Palma; Wine Consultant, Sam's Wines



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For the third successive vintage Abacela has produced a restrained, supple Tempranillo designed for immediate consumption upon release. The dark fruit character and hardy structure of this estate's Fault Line Vineyards is tempered by the lush berry fruit and smooth, velvety nature of their close neighbor, McCorquodale Vineyard. This is a terrific food wine that offers a wide array of pairing opportunities from mole chorizo tamales to grilled pimenton dusted lamb chops.

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