Abacela

Cabernet franc 2007

Cabernet franc 2006

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Recommended, Wine Press Northwest

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Fruit sources for this wine were our estate Fault Line Vineyards in the Umpqua Valley and Pheasant Hill Vineyard in the Rogue Valley.

Our estate supplies spicy perfumed aromatics, streaks of dried herbs with fine grained tannins, and a big mouthfeel. Pheasant Hill contributes ripe blueberries, lavender, and sweet vanilla tones. This wine will benefit from cellaring.

Pairings include pork roast with a walnut-parmesan crust and savory stuffing.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley;
Alta Seca, Rogue Valley; Pheasant Hill Vineyard, Rogue Valley

Appellation:  Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 18, 25 October 2007

At harvest: Sugar; 24.2° Brix, pH 3.62, TA 5.03 gms/liter

Cooperage: French (70%), American (30%) 10% new, 60% 2-yr old

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 25 June 2009

Case Production:  251 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 14.3% by volume

Release date:  21 August 2010

S R P: $27.00 (750 mL) UNRELEASED

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