Abacela

Port 2005

Port 2005

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Silver Medal, 2008 NorthWest Wine Summit
Outstanding!, Wine Press Northwest

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The well drained slopes in the Cox’s Rock and Cobblestone Hill parcels of our estate Fault Line Vineyards are ideal for growing brilliant Bastardo and Tinta Roriz. These traditional Portuguese varietals were hand harvested in mid-October at peak ripeness, co-fermented, and aged in small neutral oak barrels.

The finished wine is opaque and explodes from the glass with ripe blueberry, blackberry, and plum fruits. A rich, syrupy palate of chocolate, spice, figs, and cassis follows. This is structured, powerful, opulent, and is a serious cellar candidate. It will improve for at least the next five to eight years provided security is adequate.

We suggest enjoying this wine with blueberry fritters and Chambord cream dusted with brown sugar and cinnamon.

 

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest Date: 16 October 2005

At harvest: Sugar; 23.6° brix, pH; 3.58, TA; 6.14 grams/liter

Cooperage: neutral

At bottling: Sugar; 9%

Bottling date: 3 May 2007

Case Production: 152 (375ml)

Alcohol: 19% by volume

Release Date: 23 November 2007

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