Grenache Rose 2015

Grenache Rose 2015

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Winemaker Notes

Aromas of pink grapefruit, cherry and citrus blossom coupled with flavors of melon and strawberries make this dry Rosé a perfect pairing with Spanish tapas.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Double Platinum, 2016 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
"Earl Jones and his crew at Abacela in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley just keep cranking out winner after winner. This is simply a great rosé with enticing floral notes, precise, lively red-toned fruit that sports a jaunty red licorice note and puts tons of flavor in the mouth. Its lingering finish closes with a great balance of acid. Try it with a festive meal that includes turkey, ham or pork as a refreshing change from the hefty reds that usually dominate holiday meals."
 
Best Rosé, Double Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
 
Gold Medal & Best of Class, Pacific Rim Wine Competition
 
Critics Fave, TastingPour.com
 
88 points, Wine Enthusiast
"All estate grown and stainless steel fermented, this is a pale pink rosé that's packed with flavor. Watermelon and strawberry fruit flavors stand out, with plenty of citrus tang in the aftertaste."
 
Top 12 Northwest Rosé Wines, Portrait of Portland Magazine
“The country's pioneer with Spanish varieties Tempranillo and Albariño also produces stellar results year after year using Grenache for its rosé. This year, its accolades include best of class at two California judgings: the Pacific Rim International and the prestigious San Francisco International. Serve with tapas.”

 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  September 2015
 
At harvest:  pH; 3.09, TA; 8.0 grams/liter
 
Varietal Composition:  Grenache 100%
 
At bottling:  Sugar; nil    
   
Cooperage:  Stainless Steel 
 
Closure:  Stelvin Lux Plus Screwcap
 
Bottling date:  9 February 2016
 
Alcohol:  13.1% by volume
 
Case Production:  427 (750 mL)