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Abacela Dolcetto Southern Oregon 2005

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This Dolcetto comes exclusively from Abacela's estate's Fault Line Vineyards, specifically the Jasper and Northwest blocks. The Jasper fruit lends intense, ruggedly structured wines with dark plum and graphite aromatics. The Northwest fruit adds pure strawberry tones and supple, round tannins. The resulting wine has complex black fruit aromas, well balanced acidity, and a robust character with ample structure and concentration for near term cellaring. This is best enjoyed over the next 3-4 years with hearty fare like proscuitto-spinach-ricotta ziti bolognese. Only 1 bottle left before the new vintage.

Region: USA » Oregon » Southern Oregon

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  • 2005

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Color: Red
Varietal: Dolcetto
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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

This Dolcetto comes exclusively from Abacela's estate's Fault Line Vineyards, specifically the Jasper and Northwest blocks. The Jasper fruit lends intense, ruggedly structured wines with dark plum and graphite aromatics. The Northwest fruit adds pure strawberry tones and supple, round tannins. The resulting wine has complex black fruit aromas, well balanced acidity, and a robust character with ample structure and concentration for near term cellaring. This is best enjoyed over the next 3-4 years with hearty fare like proscuitto-spinach-ricotta ziti bolognese. Only 1 bottle left before the new vintage.

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