Garnacha 2008

2008 Garnacha

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Gold Medal, World of Wine Festival Competiton

"The blend includes tempranillo, malbec and a splash of syrah. Cranberry fruit and lemony acidity, with some firm tannins." - Paul Gregutt, The Spokesman-Review (May 2010)

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The ancient Garnacha grape while native to Spain (in France it is known as Grenache) has circumnavigated the globe before being planted in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley.

The terroir of our estate vineyards, being very similar to northern Spain produces fruit with subtle perfume; anise, strawberry, raspberry, violet and lavender aromas and they are well expressed in this vintage.

A supple texture is coupled with deep flavors of crushed purple fruits, good tannic structure and lively acidity.

This wine will improve for the next 3-5 years. Pairings include grilled lamb chops or barbeque ribs.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
                    Quail’s Run Vineyard, Rogue Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon AVA

Harvest Date: 19, 25 October 2008

At harvest: Sugar; 25.0° brix   pH; 3.22   TA; 6.99 grams/liter

Cooperage: Neutral

At bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 11 March 2010

Cases Production: 221 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 14.0% by volume

Release Date: 11 June 2010

S R P: $22.00 (750 mL)

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