Abacela

Dolcetto 2006

Dolcetto 2006

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Double Gold, Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
Outstanding!, Wine Press Northwest, Fall 2008

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The unique soils in the Jasper block of our estate’s Fault Line Vineyards provided gorgeous, perfectly ripe Dolcetto fruit in 2006. After hand-harvesting in mid-October we fermented the whole, intact berries and aged the resulting elixir in neutral oak casks until bottling.

The result is a wine of remarkable depth and concentration in which the vivid berries, plums, and cherries are unencumbered by oak aromas or flavors. With a finely detailed structure and delicate balance we anticipate this wine will improve over the next three years.

We suggest pairing this Dolcetto with simple, elegant cuisine such as spinach- and ricotta-stuffed ziti with white truffles, prosciutto and brown-butter.

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest Date: 15 October 2006

At harvest: Sugar; 24.8° brix, pH; 3.58, TA; 5.7 grams/liter

Cooperage: neutral

At bottling: Sugar; nil

Bottling Date: 20 September 2007

Case Production: 316 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 13.9% by volume

Release Date:  23 November 2007

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

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