Paramour 2009

Paramour 2009

Winemaker Notes

This wine takes its name from the Middle English term Paramour, meaning ‘other love’. In great vintages we carefully select the finest lots of our best estate wines for blending the ultimate and most age worthy Abacela wine – it is indeed our Paramour.

The 2009 vintage is the second to be produced in sufficient quantity for a limited commercial release. We believe you too will love this incredibly rich, concentrated, and alluring wine.

Reveling in this Paramour, preferably in a decade or so, will certainly be hedonistic but neither improper nor illicit.

Only 84 cases made!

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon 
Harvest Dates:  28 Sept. 2009, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 Oct. 2009
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.8° Brix   pH; 3.51   TA; 5.51 g/L 
Cooperage:  100% French, 30% new, 34% 2-yr old, 36% neutral
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil  
Bottling date:  11 August 2011
Alcohol:  14.2% by volume
Case Production:  84 (750 mL); 1018 numbered bottles