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Abeja Merlot Columbia Valley 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

15% native fermentation for the reds A surprisingly meat tone open the nose here followed by very fresh and pure aromas of coffee, black plummy and curranty fruit, and subtle framing notes of balsam and viy. Plush on entry then clear on the palate with rather big, black currant fruit. There's enough substance and tannin here to make this a little chewy, and a bit short today but the flavors are very pure and clear gaining lovely acid driven notes of wild raspberry on the finish complimented by rich, smoky tones of roasting coffee. This is really very elegant and yet powerful. 93pts

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Abeja:
Spanish for bee, name is pronounced 'ah-BAY-ha'. Name is chosen for its simple beauty and its reminder of times past when farming implied a respect for the environment and close connection to the earth. Abeja is located on a century olad farmstead in the breathtaking foothills of the Blue Mountains. Once seriously dilapidated, all of the original farm buildings have been carefully re... Read more
Spanish for bee, name is pronounced 'ah-BAY-ha'. Name is chosen for its simple beauty and its reminder of times past when farming implied a respect for the environment and close connection to the earth. Abeja is located on a century olad farmstead in the breathtaking foothills of the Blue Mountains. Once seriously dilapidated, all of the original farm buildings have been carefully restored with an emphasis on craftsmanship and longevity. Creative use of salvaged materials adds interest and sets the stage for renewed purpose in these old buildings, which now house our winery and our guests. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Abeja Merlot Columbia Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
03/03/2014

15% native fermentation for the reds A surprisingly meat tone open the nose here followed by very fresh and pure aromas of coffee, black plummy and curranty fruit, and subtle framing notes of balsam and viy. Plush on entry then clear on the palate with rather big, black currant fruit. There's enough substance and tannin here to make this a little chewy, and a bit short today but the flavors are very pure and clear gaining lovely acid driven notes of wild raspberry on the finish complimented by rich, smoky tones of roasting coffee. This is really very elegant and yet powerful. 93pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.70 5
03/03/2014

Four and a half glasses



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