Abacela

Cabernet franc 2006

Cabernet franc 2006

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Outstanding!, Wine Press Northwest

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The fruit sources for the 2006 Cabernet franc are our estate Fault Line Vineyards in the Umpqua and Pheasant Hill Vineyard in the Rogue.

Our estate contributes to the violet perfumed aromatics and deep streak of minerality and graphite. Pheasant Hill augments its supremely ripe black and red currant fruit with licorice, cassis and sweet vanilla tones.

This is certainly a wine that will benefit from cellaring for the next three to five years. An adventurous food pairing may involve bacon wrapped partridge with fennel and mach choux.

Technical Notes

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

Appellation:  Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 15, 27 October 2006

At harvest: Sugar; 25.3° Brix, pH 3.98, TA 5.32 gms/liter

Cooperage: French (34%), American (66%) 33% new, 33% 2-yr old

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 29 May 2008

Case Production:  247 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 13.5% by volume

Release date:  28 November 2008

S R P: $27.00 (750 mL) SOLD OUT

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