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Abacela 2020 Dolcetto

From Fault Line Vineyard

Abacela began in 1995 with a question that would transform the lives of an ordinary, young family: Why doesn’t America make a world-class Tempranillo, the star of Spain’s famed Rioja wines?

It is a saga scripted by two trailblazing scientists who despite having zero winemaking experience left secure careers and trekked 2700 miles west with kids in tow. For the last 25 years, Earl and Hilda Jones have devoted their lives to rigorously testing their hypothesis that Roseburg, Oregon is a North American crossroads where an ideal climate and site intersect for Tempranillo.

The winery name stems from the word “Abacelar,” an archaic Latin-Spanish verb meaning “to plant a grape vine.” In Abacela’s case, it means much more. The Joneses have not only accomplished their initial Tempranillo dream but established 15 total grape varieties in their Fault Line Vineyards, creating a cornucopia of wines and critical acclaim for the Umpqua Valley.


Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Abacela, Roseburg, Oregon
2020 Dolcetto

Winery Profile

Tasting Notes Raspberry and dark fruits dominate the aromas with ripe cherry and earth in the background. The purity of fruit and balanced palate delights with velvety texture and integrated acidity.

Vineyard Notes Abacela's Estate Fault Line Vineyards

Winemaker Notes Andrew Wenzl, Winemaker

Production 203 cases produced

Winery Specs

Vintage 2020

Bottling Date 2 June 2022

Residual Sugar nil

Alcohol %14.6

A Cellar 503 selection in September 2023, Vineyard Expressions Umpqua Valley | Dolcetto