Dolcetto 2008

Dolcetto 2008

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Winemaker Notes

Expressive bright fruit dominates the nose with hints of spice in the background.  With aeration the red to black fruit morphs into a floral perfume while maintaining its freshness and distinction. The balanced palate delights with fine grained tannins, soft velvety texture and integrated acidity. Food pairings may include traditional Italian cuisine, or a country style meal of roasted game hen with mushrooms. Drink now or over the next 3 to 5 years.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Excellent, Wine Press Northwest
"Here marked Andrew Wenzl's first vintage as head winemaker at Abacela, so this bodes well for the future. Black cherry, red currant, blueberry and Italian herb aromas lead to blueberries and more currants in the tongue-coating drink. The preservation of acidity and minor influence of oak make it very lively and rather Italian."

 

 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley Oregon
Harvest Date:  15 October 2008
At harvest:  Sugar; 22.6o brix  pH; 3.27  TA; 6.07 grams/liter
Alcohol:  12.9% by volume
Cooperage:  Neutral
Bottling Date:  10 March 2010
Case Production:  281 (750 mL)