Best Northwest wines of 2015: 70-61

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63. Abacela 2012 Fiesta Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, $23

abacela-fiesta-tempranilloEarl and Hilda Jones, honored earlier this year by the Oregon wine industry for their contributions, are also helping to make Tempranillo more approachable with this new, entry-level tier. This doesn’t offer the barrel aging and refinement of their others, but it’s easy to embrace with its dark black cherry, black licorice and milk chocolate tones. There’s a fair amount of grip to the fine-grained tannins, so crack the cap and serve this on the patio with grilled fare or paired with plate of Manchego cheese and chorizo.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,383 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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