2018 Tempranillo Experience


Lot Size { 10 Cases }

Proj. Release Month { December 2020 }

Appellation { Umpqua Valley }

Alc { 14.5% }

Custom Labels Available {Yes }

Winemaker { Andrew Wenzl }

Tasting Notes: This Abacela Tempranillo was made exclusively for the OWE barrel auction.  It is an assemblage of all my finest reserve level wines blended to create a bold but balanced representation of what Tempranillo grown in Oregon can showcase.  Fully aromatic Tempranillo fruit character balanced with bright acidity and structured tannins lead into a rich mouthfeel and lingering finish.  While delicious now this wine will benefit from several more years of cellaring to bring forth its true potential.  Enjoy!

Winery Info: The Jones’ passion for Spanish Tempranillo inspired a change in careers and a move across the continent to attempt what had never been done; produce world class wine from that Tempranillo in America. Their focus was to find a regional climate similar to Spain’s famous Tempranillo producing regions. The success of Abacela has influenced winegrowing in Oregon and also across America. Abacela is the story of how one ordinary family’s curiosity and determination built one of Oregon’s most beloved wineries. Earl & Hilda Jones, Owners. Andrew Wenzl, Winemaker.


Here is what Traci Dutton, Sommelier, had to say about Abecela's 2016 Tempranillo; a former Founders' Barrel Auction wine:

"Chai tea and cherry preserves mix with luxurious extract of blue fruit and velvety tannins. Irresistible now but with so many more stories to tell. Control yourself so you can enjoy it over time and truly develop a relationship."  


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