Viognier 2009

Viognier 2009

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Winemaker Notes

Our estate vineyards have proven to be an ideal terroir for Viognier; the 2009 vintage once again granted us beautifully ripe fruit with exquisite flavors and balanced acidity. As the white pear aromas lift, they mingle with apple, apricot, hints of citrus, and honey. The rich creaminess creates a mouthfeel that frames the entire lengthy finish. This dry, elegant and concentrated Viognier will drink well for 2 to 4 years. We suggest pairing with a classic dish like roast turkey, or something as novel as spicy maguro sushi.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

91 points, Wine Enthusiast
"Abacela produces a dense, mineral-driven style of Viognier, vertically layered with a mix of citrus skins and fruits, notably grapefruit and pineapple. A delight." Paul Gregutt

Excellent, Wine Press Northwest
"One of the first grapes to come off the Fault Line Vineyards reaps quick rewards. Orange Creamsicle, dusty apple, orchard blossom and lots of river rock notes fill the nose. Huge complexity awaits the drinker with Asian pear, jasmine and lemon curd flavors. For this variety, there's a remarkable amount of acidity and some orange in the finish."

"a grand example of just what Viognier is all about"
Matt Meador, The Vancouver Voice


Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley Oregon
Harvest date: 5 October 2009
At harvest: Sugar; 25.0° Brix, pH 3.37, TA 6.50 gms/liter
Cooperage: Stainless Steel
At Bottling: Sugar; Nil
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
Bottling date: 2 March 2010
Closure: Stelvin screwcap
Case Production:  298 (750 mL)