Abacela

Syrah 2004

Syrah 2004

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

91 points, Wine Enthusiast
Silver Medal, 2007 World of Wine Festival

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Optimally ripe fruit characterizes the 2004 vintage Syrah in which we sourced our estate’s Fault Line Vineyards plus Steelhead Run Vineyard.

Aging in predominately neutral small French oak casks preserved the black and blue fruit, truffle, and pepper spice aromatics.

The generous palate is filled with blackberry jam, licorice, roasted nuts, and game hints.

This wine’s well integrated tannin and balanced finish provide for pleasurable consumption now but should improve over the next 4 to 6 years.

Pair with hearty fare like balsamic-brown sugar glazed pork loin with rosemary and garlic.    

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards in southern Oregon's Umpqua Valley and Steelhead Run Vineyard in the Applegate Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 27 September, 1, 11, 12 & 13 October 2004

Varietal Composition:  Syrah (98%), Viognier (2%), co-fermented

At harvest: Sugar; 25.4° brix, pH; 3.45, TA; 5.92 grams/liter

Cooperage: French (100%), 13% new, 33% two-year old

At Bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 11 May 2006

Case Production: 351 (750ml)

Alcohol: 14.3% by volume

Release Date: 30 May 2007

S R P:  $30.00 (750ml) SOLD OUT

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