This was a great vintage for hillside grown Syrah. The intense aromas, flavors and tannic structure expected from our fruit will allow this wine to evolve in your cellar for six to eight years.
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Double Gold, 2016 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Wine of the Week, Chuck Hill, WinesNW.com
"Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley were planted after extensive research to find a warm site that would ripen Mediterranean grape varieties. The 2013 vintage was exceptionally warm and produced wines with great intensity and aging potential. Look for aromas and flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, earthy olive spread, toasty vanilla and spicy cedar on the finish."
89 points, Wine Enthusiast
"Spicy and aromatic, this displays an aggressive streak of vanilla extract, perhaps from aging in one-quarter new French oak. Past that it opens into lush black-cherry fruit, with a lingering, concentrated finish."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 26, 27 September 2013
At harvest: Sugar; 24.2° Brix, pH; 3.82, TA; 5.38 grams/liter
At bottling: Sugar; Nil
Varietal Composition: 99.6% Syrah, 0.4% Viognier
Cooperage: French (100%), 23% new, 54% 2 yo, 23% neutral
Bottling date: 7 August 2015
Alcohol: 14.5% by volume
Case Production: 348 (750 mL)