Graciano 2013

Graciano 2013

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Winemaker Notes

*Library Selection* 

Although we have grown Graciano vines since 1995 this is the first time we have bottled it as a varietal wine. Our experience shows this grape to be a very finicky, low-yielding and late ripener that needs special attention. This is consistent with the Spanish legend of how it got its name. Accordingly, growers who were offered the vine to propagate would reply, ¡No, Gracias. No! 

This purple wine exhibits aromas of violets, dark cherry, and mint, alongside woody spice and leather on the finish.  It's a hefty wine that pairs well with Spanish dishes such as Rabo de Toro (oxtail stew) or jamón serrano on crusty bread. Drink now or over the next four to six years.
Only 47 cases produced!

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

93 Points, Richard Jennings,
"Very dark ruby color; savory, dried herbs, charcoal, tobacco, incipient ginger cake nose; complex, powerful, savory, dried berry, licorice, dried herb, clove, raspberry puree, spice, white pepper palate with balancing acidity; could use 4-5 years; long finish. 93+ points"

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:   6 October 2013
At harvest:  pH; 3.60 TA; 6.68 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; nil
Bottling Date:  13 April 2015
Alcohol:  12.9% by volume
Case Production:  47 (750 mL)