Syrah Umpqua Cuvée 2005

2004 Syrah Umpqua Cuvee

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Outstanding!, Wine Press Northwest

Winemaker Tasting Notes

Our 2005 Syrah Umpqua Cuvée includes fruit from our estate Fault Line Vineyards as well as Steelhead Run Vineyard. The finished blend features vivid blue and black fruit aromas accompanied by hints of smoke, pepper, and red licorice. The palate is completely fruit driven with nicely balanced acidity and a soft, approachable tannin structure.

This wine is ready for enjoyment upon release with pairings like a savory Napoleon of mild chorizo, avocado, and vine-ripened tomato with buffalo mozzarella aioli.

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 18, 24, 25 October; 2 November 2005

At harvest: Sugar; 24.1° brix, pH; 3.62, TA; 8.37 grams/liter

Cooperage: French

At Bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 2 August 2007

Case Production: 161 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 14.2% by volume

Release Date: 18 July 2008

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

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