N: Blood orange, pith, as it opens, an underlying woody musty/funk shows. There’s some caramel, heady fruits, citrus.
P: Oranges, Young strawberries, that specific LdH barrel, terrific bitterness on the finish. A myriad that draws you back.
Special stuff indeed!
I have a 2008 waiting, curious to see. — 2 months ago
It’s a great grape for rose. Grenache gets too little attention on its own as it’s typically in a blend. But here this Abacela Rose shines. Cherry. Strawberry. Tart and crisp. Lip smacking. Dry. It’s wonderful chilled on a hot day and equally delicious as it warms to room temperature. The QPR is amazing for the substance of this wine. Ranges $15-20 bottle. And keep some for Fall and Winter too. Rose isn’t just for sunny summers. Goes with a myriad of foods all year long (think turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas). It goes Especially well with all grilled things. Barbecue season here we come! — a month ago
Drinking very nicely right now. — 21 days ago