Our sunny hillside location ripens fruit with dark cherry, raspberry, plum, nutmeg and lavender aromas. The flavors broadcast across the palate while the tannins and lively acidity frame this lovely wine.
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Gold Medal, 2016 Oregon Wine Competition
Silver Medal, Oregon Wine Experience
Recommended, Great Northwest Wine
"In France’s Rhône Valley, the grape is known as Grenache. In Northern Spain’s Rijoa, it’s called Garnacha, which explains why Earl Jones labels his bottlings as such. There’s a resurgent interest throughout the Pacific Northwest in the variety, and Abacela has 5 acres planted and has been bottling it as a standalone wine since 1999. The 2013 vintage, interrupted in the second half of September by torrential rains, produced this wine with aromas of black cherry, Marionberry taffy, chocolate-covered pomegranate, clove-flavored NECCO Wafer, vanilla and menthol. Those lead to bright flavors of red currant jam and strawberry/rhubarb compote, backed by a nice grip of tannin and a finish of cherries, chocolate and blueberry."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 9, 10 October 2013
At harvest: Sugar; 24.2° Brix, pH; 3.34, TA; 5.31 grams/liter
At bottling: Sugar; nil
Cooperage: French (70%), American (30%), 100% neutral
Bottling Date: June 18, 2105
Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
Case Production: 291 (750 mL)