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."
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)