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Abacela Cabernet Franc Umpqua Valley 2005

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We are thrilled that vintage 2005, noteworthy for a remarkably even ripening period, produced Cabernet franc grapes of optimal quality and marks the return of this varietal bottling to our portfolio. Our estate Fault Line Vineyards in the Umpqua and Pheasant Hill Vineyard in the Rogue were the source of the black currant, blueberry, plum, mineral, and leafy mint aromas and flavors. Boldly expressive yet finely balanced, we anticipate this wine’s intense fruit and rich finish to develop additional refinement and complexity over the next three to five years with proper cellaring. Try pairing this wine with pork, ricotta, and crimini-stuffed dumplings atop teriyaki-glazed spinach.

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Abacela Vineyards and Winery:
Here, on sunny south sloping rocky hills, we passionately grow Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Dolcetto, Malbec, Grenache, and other varietals carefully matched to our unique microclimate. The estate fruit is hand picked when optimally ripe and gently fermented and processed in a gravity flow winery to preserve quality. The crisp, fresh varietal character of our white wine is a product of our vi... Read more
Here, on sunny south sloping rocky hills, we passionately grow Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Dolcetto, Malbec, Grenache, and other varietals carefully matched to our unique microclimate. The estate fruit is hand picked when optimally ripe and gently fermented and processed in a gravity flow winery to preserve quality. The crisp, fresh varietal character of our white wine is a product of our vineyard practices and minimal handling wine making philosophy. Application of these same principals to red wine production, with additional prolonged cellaring in small oak casks, further enhances flavor and stabilizes the wines. Consequently our red wines are big and deeply-colored with intense aromas and flavors that have ample structure and tannin for aging. The final products are balanced wines with distinctive varietal character that pair exceptionally well with an assortment of delicious foods. Our ultimate objective is to produce wines that are a statement of the harmony between the grape variety and its terroir. We appreciate your virtual visit to Abacela, but want to encourage you to tour our vineyards and winery and taste our wines to fully appreciate our passion. Read less

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We are thrilled that vintage 2005, noteworthy for a remarkably even ripening period, produced Cabernet franc grapes of optimal quality and marks the return of this varietal bottling to our portfolio. Our estate Fault Line Vineyards in the Umpqua and Pheasant Hill Vineyard in the Rogue were the source of the black currant, blueberry, plum, mineral, and leafy mint aromas and flavors. Boldly expressive yet finely balanced, we anticipate this wine’s intense fruit and rich finish to develop additional refinement and complexity over the next three to five years with proper cellaring. Try pairing this wine with pork, ricotta, and crimini-stuffed dumplings atop teriyaki-glazed spinach.

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