Abacela

Vintner's Blend #9

Vintner's Blend #9

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

87 points from Wine Spectator
Best Buy!
and Recommended, Wine Press Northwest, Summer 2009

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The art of blending takes on new dimension when 14 different varietals come together. After exhaustive trials we chose this blend for its expressive dark berry fruit, espresso, earth, and warm spice aromas and flavors. This wine will improve with proper cellaring over the next two to four years.

While as diverse in its food pairing options as it is in its constituent parts, we suggest beef short ribs braised in fra diavolo sauce.

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
Steelhead Run Vineyard, Applegate Valley

Appellation:  Southern Oregon AVA

Cooperage:  French/American

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date:  21 July 2008

Alcohol:  14.1% by volume

Release date:  25 July 2008

S R P:  $16.00 (750 mL) SOLD OUT

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