Muscat 2011

Muscat 2011

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Winemaker Notes

This estate grown Muscat leaps from the glass with aromas of fresh fruit and floral notes. Flavors of white peach, pear, orange blossom, and mango follow with just the right balance of sweet fruit and dancing acidity on the finish.
Pairs well with spicy dishes, dessert, or on its own.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Outstanding! Wine Press Northwest's Fresh Press
This beautiful example of Early Muscat came from Abacela’s estate Fault Line Vineyard at the winery near Roseburg, Ore. The grapes were picked the second week of October, and the wine is finished at a pleasantly sweet 4% residual sugar. It opens with aromas of huge tropical fruit, honeysuckle, jasmine, cotton candy and apple. Despite the sweetness, this wine is far from cloying, instead showing off mouthwatering flavors of orange, clove, spun sugar and honey, all backed with a touch of spritz and great acidity through the gorgeous finish.

"Wine of the Week" Chuck Hill,
Earl and Hilda Jones pursued their love of Tempranillo by establishing Abacela winery near Roseburg, Oregon in 1995.  Over the years the vineyard has expanded beyond the original Tempranillo plantings to include 20 varietals.  This Muscat was grown on the property in the Abacela Faultline Vineyard and offers bright aromas of orange blossom, stone fruits and honeysuckle leading to a mildly sweet palate with flavors of honey, ripe pear and spice – a nice sip and great cooling accompaniment to spicy dishes.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  7, 12 October 2011
Varietal Composition:  Early Muscat (88.8%), Muscat Blancs à Petits Grains (11.2%)
At harvest:  Sugar; 22.3º brix  pH; 3.17  TA; 7.67 grams/liter
Cooperage:  Stainless Steel
At bottling:  Sugar; 4%
Closure:  Screwcap
Alcohol:  10% by volume
Case Production:  146 (750 mL)