Garnacha 2011

Garnacha 2011

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Winemaker Notes

The terroir of our estate vineyards, being similar to Garnacha’s homeland in northern Spain, produces fruit with lively character and expressive aromas of grape, cherry, raspberry, violet, and lavender. Given Garnacha’s willingness to play with Syrah’s flavor profile we blended 25% Syrah into this wine. The sweet crushed purple fruits, good tannic structure and lively acidity create this lovely wine that will improve over the next 4-5 years.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Excellent, Wine Press Northwest
"This Southern Oregon winery likes to put a Spanish twist on its wines, so it chose the Iberian name for Grenache. The wine offers aromas and flavors of wintergreen, white strawberry, red raspberry and red currant. It’s a delicious example of Grenache."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:    Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:   1 November 2011        At harvest:  Sugar; 23.6o brix     
At bottling:  Sugar; nil         pH; 3.44    TA; 6.98 grams/liter
Cooperage:  72% puncheons, 28% 2 y/o wood
Alcohol:  13.5% by volume
Case Production:  189 (750 mL)