Abacela

Port 2004

Port 2004

Awards and Ratings

Gold Medal, 2007 Northwest Wine Summit
Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle
Excellent, Wine Press Northwest(Summer 2007)

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Abacela’s estate Fault Line Vineyards Cox’s Rock and Cobblestone Hill are the exclusive source for our Port. Our unique Southern Oregon terroir provides ideal growing conditions for Bastardo and Tinta Roriz, two ancient Portuguese varietals traditionally grown for Port.

We co-ferment whole berries and age the resulting elixir in neutral oak casks to preserve the wine’s inherent fruit character.

The aromas include dense and ripe crushed raspberries and blackberries with chocolate, caramel, and savory spice. Balanced acidity gives the wine liveliness and a vibrant texture that blends perfectly with the deep core of fruit and generous, even plump, tannins.

This wine will undoubtedly improve with cellaring for the next five to eight years if allowed. Enjoy this in the company of friends with raspberry and blackberry tarts smothered in maple cream or as its own dessert.

B. Kiley Evans, Winemaker

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest Date: 5 October 2004

At harvest: Sugar; 24.5° brix, pH; 3.82, TA; 4.55 grams/liter

Cooperage: neutral

At bottling: Sugar; 9%

Bottling date: 19 April 2006

Case Production: 192 (375ml)

Alcohol: 19% by volume

Release Date: 22 July 2006

S R P: $25.00 (375ml) SOLD OUT