Ripe purple fruits and floral perfume dominate the nose with hints of savory spice in the background. The clean and balanced palate delights with fine grained tannins, soft velvety texture, and bright acidity. Drink now or over the next three to five years. Food pairings include traditional Italian dishes such as Margherita pizza or chicken risotto.
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Wines of the Week, Chuck Hill, WinesNW.com
"Abacela’s estate Fault Line Vineyards produced the grapes for this Italianate Dolcetto. Aged in neutral French oak and crafted in a lower alcohol style, the wine is a perfect foil for many pastas and other classic Italian fare featuring rustic ingredients and lots of garlic. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, spice and floral notes combine with fine tannins and ample acidity."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 26 October 2010
At harvest: Sugar; 22.3° brix
Cooperage: French, neutral (100%)
At bottling: Sugar; nil pH; 3.51 TA; 6.83 grams/liter
Alcohol: 13.3% by volume
Case Production: 313.5 (750 mL)