Abacela

Dolcetto 2005

Dolcetto 2004

Awards and Ratings

Highly Recommended, Northwest Palate (May/June 2007)
Excellent, Wine Press Northwest(Summer 2007)
88 point, Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

This Dolcetto comes exclusively from our estate’s Fault Line Vineyards, specifically the Jasper and Northwest blocks. The Jasper fruit lends intense, ruggedly structured wines with dark plum and graphite aromatics. The Northwest fruit adds pure strawberry tones and supple, round tannins.

The resulting wine has complex black fruit aromas, well balanced acidity, and a robust character with ample structure and concentration for near term cellaring.

This is best enjoyed over the next 3-4 years with hearty fare like proscuitto-spinach-ricotta ziti bolognese. 

B. Kiley Evans, Winemaker

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest Date: 13 & 20 October 2005

At harvest: Sugar; 24.9° brix, pH; 3.60, TA; 5.3 grams/liter

Cooperage: neutral

At bottling: Sugar; nil

Bottling Date: 18 August 2006

Case Production: 238 (750mL)

Alcohol: 13.9% by volume

Release Date: 24 November 2006

S R P: $20.00 (750mL) SOLD OUT

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