Abacela

Vintner's Blend #10

Vintner's Blend #10

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Excellent, Wine Press Northwest
Review by Matt Kramer, The Oregonian

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Trying to combine 14 varietal wines in differing proportions to create a blend that is greater than the sum of its parts is both a challenge and a pleasure.

After extensive trials we chose this blend because it optimizes not only the taste and mouthfeel but elevates expressive aromatics of dark fruits, figs, and warm spices.

This well structured, moderately tannic wine, while excellent now, will improve with cellaring over the next three to five years.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:
Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
Alta Seca Vineyard, Rogue Valley
Delfino Vineyard, Umpqua Valley
McCorquodale Vineyard, Umpqua Valley
Pheasant Hill Vineyard, Rogue Valley

Appellation:  Southern Oregon AVA

Cooperage:  French/American

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date:  23 July 2009

Alcohol:  13.3% by volume

Release date:  24 October 2009

S R P:  $16.00 (750 mL)

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