Abacela

Viognier 2005

Viognier 2005

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Highly Recommended, Northwest Palate
89 points, Wine Enthusiast
Silver Medal, 2006 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2006 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Viognier may the ideal white varietal for Southern Oregon. The 2005 growing season produced a sensational crop of absolutely gorgeous Viognier fruit.

We pressed the whole grape clusters to liberate the juice with minimal skin contact and carefully monitored the slow, cool fermentation as it progressed.

Distinct rose petal, honeysuckle, and peach aromatics are complimented by mango, banana, and lychee complexities.

While deceptively sweet natured in the aroma, the flavors are reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits carried on a velvety, honeyed texture with a remarkably balanced and dry finish.

We like this wine with a simple, yet elegant pairing of steamed cold water lobster tail.

B. Kiley Evans, Winemaker

Technical Notes

Fruit Source : Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 6, 13, 18, 20 October 2005

At harvest: Sugar; 26.3° Brix, pH 3.47, TA 5.5 gms/liter

Cooperage: Stainless Steel

At Bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 12 April 2006

Case Production: 401 (750mL)

Closure: Stelvin screwcap

Alcohol: 14.1% alcohol by volume

Release Date: 15 May 2006

S R P: $17.00 (750mL) SOLD OUT