Blanco Dulce 2015

Blanco Dulce 2015
$30.00

Winemaker Notes

This late harvest Albariño and Viognier blend has aromas of peach, nectarine and honey that meld with flavors of pineapple, orange zest and golden apple that awaken the senses. A harmonious balance between sweetness and acidity finishes with a medley of complex flavors and a stunning finish.
 
Also available in 750ml bottles.
 

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Double Gold, 2016 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging

Gold Medal, 2016 Oregon Wine Competition

Best of Class & GOLD Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition
"Southern Oregon winemaker Andrew Wenzl crafted a beauty of a dessert wine here, using estate Albariño that hung on the vines and accumulated sweetness well past its normal harvest time. Aromas of honey-glazed apricot and intense Christmas spices lead to flavors of candied orange peel, poached peach and vanilla ice cream. It is a stunning dessert wine."

Cascadia

90 points, Wine Enthusiast
"...this dense and unctuous wine has ... flavors of Grand Marnier, lemon custard and coconut oil."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  15 September 2015
 
At harvest:  Pressed to 44.8° Brix
 
Cooperage:  100% Stainless Steel  
 
Varietal Composition:  Albariño (58%) Viognier (42%)
 
At bottling:  Sugar; 16.1% r/s, pH; 3.35, TA; 9.1 grams/liter
 
Bottling date:  10 February 2016
 
Alcohol:  15% by volume
 
Case Production:  130 (375 mL), 22 (750mL)