Abacela

Syrah Umpqua Cuvée 2004

2004 Syrah Umpqua Cuvee

Awards & Reviews

88 points from Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

2004 we were again successful in crafting a subtle, quite fruit forward style Syrah. This wine exhibits our characteristic black and blue fruit aromas and flavors with the requisite medium-bodied balance of acidity and tannin structure to make it enjoyable now without the need for additional bottle age. If desired, however, it will cellar well in the near term for three to four years.

This smoothly textured and friendly wine is particularly well suited to mildly spiced foods like achiote rubbed grilled flank steak with roasted new potatoes.                           

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley and Steelhead Run Vineyard, Applegate Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 4, 11, 16 October 2004

At harvest: Sugar; 24.5° brix, pH; 3.38, TA; 6.87 grams/liter

Cooperage: French (95%), American (5%), 10% new, 43% two-year old

At Bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 1,2 June 2006

Case Production: 902 (750ml)

Alcohol: 14.1% by volume

Release Date: 13 August 2007

S R P: $19.00 (750ml) SOLD OUT

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