Abacela

Claret 2006

Claret 2005

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Excellent, Wine Press Northwest

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The artistry of blending our Claret finds its roots in a union of balance, elegance, and refinement.

The fruit sources, our estate Fault Line Vineyards in the Umpqua and Pheasant Hill and Alta Seca Vineyard in the Rogue, produced a densely colored wine with intense aromas and flavors of black currants, cherries, blackberries, and cassis.

The perfectly aligned fruit, tannins, acids, and oak suggest improvement over the next four to seven years.

Pair with grilled Porterhouse with scalloped potatoes and shaved Valdeón cheese.


Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest Date: 7, 23 October 2006

Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 15%, Malbec 12%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 2%

At harvest: Sugar;26.1° brix  pH; 3.72  TA; 6.05 grams/liter

Cooperage: French (100%), 63% 2-yr old

At bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 24 June 2008

Case Production: 104 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 14.2% by volume

Release Date: 25 January 2010

S R P: $32.00 (750 mL) SOLD OUT

 

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