Abacela Tempranillo 2008
Abacela Tempranillo 2008
Category: Red Wine
Region: United States » Oregon
Producer: Abacela
Alcohol: 13.7%
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This is the seventh release of our fruit forward, less tannic and earlier maturing Tempranillo, which was delicious upon bottling. The fruit sources included our West Slope block. The beautiful aromatics, focused red fruit flavors, and seamless finish will continue to improve over the next four to six years.

Wine Enthusiast

A portion of this is estate grown, the rest sourced from neighboring southern Oregon vineyards. Harvested at just 24 brix, it's an elegant style, with plenty of tart wild berry flavors, and alcohol under 14%. Just a bare hint of new oak adds a nice toasty note to a black cherry finish. - P.G. (3/1/2011) - 88

Score: 88. —Paul Gregutt, March 01, 2011.

Wine Spectator

Gritty tannins surround a generous core of currant and blackberry fruit, finishing on a sandy note. Drink now through 2014. 1,835 cases made.

Score: 87. —Harvey Steiman, December 31, 2010.

All sizes are 750ml unless otherwise noted.
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