Abacela

Grenache 2005

Grenache 2005

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

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

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The somewhat cool 2005 vintage resulted in beautifully ripe Grenache fruit with dynamite flavor and intensity. The finished wine was aged ten months in neutral French oak puncheons and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

This wine features bright aromatics of crushed raspberries and fresh strawberries with chocolate and provencal herb notes. This is medium bodied with a seamless texture. While somewhat reserved the wine does possess the concentration of fruit, fine tannin and acidic structure to age well in the mid-term.

Enjoy at cellar temperature over the next four to six years with adventurous fare like grilled steelhead with pesto-chili crust and saffron polenta.

B. Kiley Evans, Winemaker

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest Date: 22 October 2005

At harvest: Sugar; 25.3 ° brix, pH; 3.57, TA; 6.4 grams/liter

Cooperage: Neutral

At bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 18 August 2006

Cases Production: 249 (750ml)

Alcohol: 14.5% by volume

Release Date: 24 November 2006

S R P: $24.00 (750ml) SOLD OUT

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