Our estate vineyards have proven to be an ideal terroir for Viognier; the 2012 vintage once again granted us beautifully ripe fruit with exquisite flavors and balanced acidity. This wine is redolent of fresh pear, apple, apricot, papaya and honey. The rich creaminess creates a viscous mouth feel that frames the lengthy finish. This elegant Viognier will drink well for the next several years.
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Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Double Gold, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
"Outstanding", Great Northwest Wine
"Viognier tends to be a difficult grape to grow – and, ultimately, wine to make. One of the issues is the grape tends to be high in pH and, thus, low in acidity. Not so with this superb example from Southern Oregon. This opens with aromas of mint, lemon curd and Golden Delicious apple, followed by a gorgeous mouth feel with flavors of orange creamcicle, clove and abundant citrus. It’s rich, well rounded and backed with bright acidity."
"Wines of the Week", Chuck Hill www.WinesNW.com
"...Their estate Viognier from the 2012 vintage offers aromas of fresh apple and pear with the palate adding flavors of tropical fruits, honey and mineral – a great food wine for many lighter international cuisines."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 2, 9 October 2012
At harvest: Sugar; 24.8obrix
Varietal Composition: Viognier 100%
At bottling: Sugar; nil pH; 3.55 TA; 7.13 grams/liter
Cooperage: Stainless Steel
Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
Case Production: 247 (750 mL)