Raspberry and dark fruits dominate the aromas with cherry and savory spice in the background. The purity of fruit and balanced palate delights with velvety texture and integrated acidity.
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Excellent, "Red Wines Under $30" by Wine Press Northwest
"Andrew Wenzl is the man in the cellar at this iconic Southern Oregon winery. He used estate grapes for this rare Northwest Dolcetto. Aromas of mint and dark cherry lead to flavors of blackberry and plum. Bold tannins and rich acidity provide ample structure for pairing with grilled steaks or rich lasagna."
88 points, Wine Enthusiast
"Tannic and savory, this is more in the house style than a reflection of any European Dolcetto you may have experienced. Dark fruits, espresso and astringent tannins comprise the palate, with those tannins overtaking the fruit as it fades at the finish."
Wines of the Week, WinesNW.com
"This wine is produced from Abacela’s estate Fault Line Vineyards in the warm Umpqua Valley of southern Oregon. As the Dolcetto name implies – sweet, little one, you’ll find bright raspberry and cherry on the nose mingling with spice. The balanced palate offers cherry and berry flavors with tempting notes of cocoa and mineral and velvety tannins."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 26 September 2013
At harvest: Sugar; 21.6° Brix, pH; 3.58, TA; 4.98 grams/liter
At bottling: Sugar; Nil
Cooperage: French (100%), 8% 2 yo, 92% neutral
Bottling date: 2 July 2015
Alcohol: 13.0% by volume
Case Production: 301 (750 mL)