Abacela

Viognier 2008

Viognier 2008

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

91 points, Wine Enthusiast
Wine of the Week, Chuck Hill of www.winesnw.com

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

This vintage provided a long spring with perfect flowering, a summer free of heat spikes, and a lengthy dry fall. The result was beautifully ripe fruit, exquisite flavors and naturally balanced acidity.

As the ripe peach aromas lift, they mingle with pineapple, grapefruit, and pear. Rich flavors of dried apricot and lime are carried on a creamy texture through the lengthy finish.

This dry, elegant and concentrated Viognier will drink well for 2-4 years. We suggest pairing with a classic such as chicken cordon bleu.

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 21 October 2008

At harvest: Sugar; 25.1° Brix, pH 3.37, TA 7.14 gms/liter

Cooperage: Stainless Steel

At Bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 16 February 2009

Case Production:  292 (750 mL)

Closure: Stelvin screwcap

Alcohol: 14.2% alcohol by volume

Release Date: 1 April 2009

S R P: $21.00 (750 mL) SOLD OUT

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