Garnacha 2013

Garnacha 2013

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Winemaker Notes

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."

Technical Notes

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)