For 2012 we produced two distinct styles of Albariño; one fermented in stainless steel in the modern Galician style like we have for 12 vintages and this “Roble” which was fermented in a more traditional Spanish style using new American oak barrels. The fruit for the “Roble”, from the Spanish word for oak, was sourced from only one of the eight vineyard blocks dedicated to this grape.
This wine opens up with aromas of fleshy peach, baked apple and grilled pineapple. Broad textures supported by integrated oak tannins flood the palate as flavors of honey, ripe pear, smoke and orange persist through the finish.
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 8 October 2012
At harvest: Sugar; 24.9° brix
Varietal Composition: Albariño 100%
At bottling: Sugar; nil pH; 3.39 TA; 9.35 grams/liter
Cooperage: Oak barrels
Alcohol: 14.1% by volume
Case Production: 128 (750 mL)