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