ABACELA 2006 TEMPRANILLO ESTATE - UMPQUA VALLEY, OREGON 750ML
By 21 October 2010- Posted on
Abacela Estate Tempranillo 06 - "Captures the racy minerality of the Spanish grape, while amping it up to New World fruit standards. You get fruit-powered richness, with citrus and peach, along with lively acidity and a steely core." - Paul Gregutt
Oregonian, March 1, 2009, from Matt Kramer:
"Dense, succulent yet supple red wine, it delivers the signature spice, black currant and berry flavors that make this variety so singularly enjoyable. Worth noting is that, unlike some other wines from Abacela that have lately become overly smooched by oak, this 2006 "Estate" tempranillo is just lightly kissed by its time in small oak barrels."
From the winery:
The 2006 vintage, the tenth release of our signature Tempranillo, is deeply colored and powerfully structured with intense aromas and flavors of ripe black fruits, savory spice, cassis, and smoke.
Experience suggests this wine will age easily for five to seven years and offer a long plateau of maturity. If patience fails aeration is recommended.
We also suggest saffron and pimenton dusted lamb with chÃ¨vre and sun dried tomato-stuffed peppers.