Abacela

Rosado 2006

Rosado 2006

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

88 points & Top Ten in USA, Wine Enthusiast (July 2007)
Outstanding!, Wine Press Northwest (Summer 2007)
Silver Medal, 2007 Northwest Wine Summit
Recommended, Northwest Palate (May/June 2007)

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

While playful in color, this delightful wine is quite serious in nature. We carefully control the length of time the juice remains in contact with the grape skins.

After pressing we ferment the resulting nectar at cool temperatures in stainless steel to preserve the fresh strawberry, sweet cranberry, and citrus peel aromatics. 

Intense cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit flavors, a mild, juicy texture, and a crisp, dry finish make this a decidedly food-friendly wine.

This balanced and very food friendly wine pairs well with grilled halibut and basmati rice with mango-papaya salsa.

B. Kiley Evans, Winemaker

Technical Notes

Source of fruit: Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 28 September, 1 October 2006

Varietal Composition: Tempranillo (93%), Grenache (7%)

At Harvest: Sugar; 23.5° Brix; pH; 3.37, TA; 7.1 gms/liter

Cooperage: Stainless Steel

At bottling: Sugar; nil

Bottling Date: 2 March 2007

Case Production: 288 (750mL)

Closure: Stelvin

Alcohol: 13.2% by volume

Release Date: 16 April 2007

S R P: $14.00 (750ml) SOLC OUT

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