Ripe raspberry with darker undertones and floral vanilla bean dominate the aromas with hints of dusty cherry, tea leaf and savory spice in the background. The purity of fruit and balanced palate delights with velvety texture and bright acidity that refresh the mouth.
Drink now or over the next four to six years. Food pairings include traditional Italian dishes such as pizza with mozzarella and basil or Osso Buco with creamy risotto.
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 19 October 2011
At harvest: Sugar; 22.5° Brix
Cooperage: French (93%), American (3%), 3% 2-yr old
At bottling: Sugar; nil pH; 3.55 A; 6.82 grams/liter
Bottling date: 31 May 2013
Alcohol: 12.7% by volume
Case Production: 247 (750 mL)