Grenache Rose 2014

Grenache Rose 2014

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Winemaker Notes

The color of ruby red grapefruit, this dry rosé displays notes of strawberries, watermelon and roses, coupled with flavors of cherries, apple skins and hints of citrus peel. The balanced acidity and lengthy finish define the complexity and minerality of this wine.

A perfect pairing with Spanish tapas or a summer afternoon.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Platinum, Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
"Grenache rosé was one of the first delicious wines when the Northwest began focusing on using European grape varieties in the ‘60s, and this example from Southern Oregon is true to the variety. Aromas and flavors of Rainier cherry, light strawberry and dried cranberry are backed by beautiful spiciness and lingering acidity. A delicious and versatile wine."

Double Gold Medal, Great Northwest Wine Competition
"Abacela, located not far from Roseburg, Ore., in the Umpqua Valley, used some of its Grenache grapes to craft this stunning 2014 rosé. Bright red cherry and pomegranate aromas lead to a mouth-filling drink displaying red cherry, pomegranate and red currant flavors. Its firm acidity finishes with a touch of tannin. It’s built both to sip and also to pair with a Saturday lunch with cheese and cured meats."

Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold Medal, Sunset International Wine Competition

89 points & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast

Wines of the Week, 
"This rosy hued wine is a perennial favorite for its ability to accompany a wide variety of warm weather cuisine and offer complexity that intrigues both nose and palate. Crafted from grapes grown at Abacela’s estate Fault Line Vineyards, the wine offers aromas and flavors of strawberry, watermelon and roses, with notes of grapefruit, herbs and peppery mineral."

Silver Medal, Pacific Rim Wine Competition

Silver Medal, Oregon Wine Experience

Excellent, Great Northwest Wine
"Year after year, this Southern Oregon winery produces one of the West Coast’s most brilliant expressions of rose and has helped promote the use of this Rhône variety as a pink in the process. Its appearance of Ruby Red grapefruit carries aromas of Rainier cherry, red currant, raspberry and strawberry taffy, backed by lime zest. The drink is bright, tasty, dry and rather delicate with flavors of white peach, pink strawberry and kiwi fruit, balanced with Key lime acidity and a thread of minerality. It’s ideal paired with virtually anything served on a tapas plate."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:   27 September, 6 October 2014
At harvest:  Sugar; 21.7° Brix   pH; 3.13   TA; 5.51 grams/liter
Varietal Composition:  Grenache 100%
At bottling:  Sugar; nil
Cooperage:  Stainless Steel
Closure:  Stelvin Lux Plus Screwcap
Bottling date:  26 February 2015
Alcohol:  13.1% by volume
Case Production:  878.5 (750 mL)