Blanco Dulce 2009

Blanco Dulce 2009

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

"This late harvest Viognier is so dense, so lush with aromas, that it almost defies description. Flowers, candied fruits, caramel, vanilla, English breakfast tea, even a bit of tobacco – this is one of those wines that just keeps on going. Fascinating, rich, yet vibrant with excellent acidity, this is a wine that any dessert wine lover should experience." - Paul Gregutt, The Spokesman Review (May 2010) Full article

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

When the chance to make a unique wine presents itself one must seize the opportunity. Extended hang time gained by netting the South Face Block of Viognier allowed us to pick this fruit on the 26th of October well after everything else was harvested.

The grapes were slowly pressed to liberate the viscous nectar of wildly exotic aromas. On the nose there are effuse aromatics of dried pineapple, apricots, golden raisins, ripe yellow peaches, and tropical fruits that prepare your palate for what is to come; a harmonious balance between sweetness, acidity, and a medley of complex flavors.

The stunning finish continues long after the last drop.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards

Appellation: Umpqua Valley Oregon

Harvest Date: 26 October 2009     

Cooperage: Stainless Steel

At bottling: Sugar; 15%

Bottling date: 19 January 2010

Case Production: 91 (375 mL)

Alcohol: 16.9% by volume

Release Date: 1 March 2010

S R P: $30.00 (375 mL) SOLD OUT

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