Albarino Roble 2013

Albarino Roble 2013

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Winemaker Notes

For 2013 we produced two styles of Albariño; a Galician style fermented in stainless steel (like we have for 13 vintages) and this “Roble” which was fermented in American oak. The grapes for our Roble were sourced solely from Rocky Crest block, which consistently produces fruit with a high degree of ripeness.

This wine opens with aromas of tangerine, caramelized apple, baking spice and pear essence.  Round textures supported by integrated oak tannins envelop the palate as flavors of orange, vanilla, pineapple and oak warmth persist through the finish.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:   14 September 2013
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.4° brix  
Varietal Composition:  Albariño 100%
At bottling:  Sugar; nil   pH; 3.35   TA; 7.33 grams/liter 
Cooperage:  American, 14% new, 28% 2 yo, 58% stainless steel
Closure:  Screwcap
Bottling date:  26 February 2014 
Alcohol:  14.2% by volume
Case Production:  138 (750 mL)