Abacela Syrah Umpqua Valley Umpqua Cuvée 2004
Tasting Notes:In the remarkable 2004 vintage we achieved another of our long term production goals by producing a more fruit forward style Syrah. We crafted this "Umpqua Cuvée" Syrah from select lots to exhibit bright, juicy fruit character, a medium bodied structure, and a velvety, integrated finish. This food friendly wine is delicious now without the need for bottle aging and is designed to deftly handle a wide variety of food pairings from baked cheese appetizers to grilled meat entrees. Technical Notes: Appellation:Southern OregonVarietal:Syrah | Shiraz %Harvest:10/11/2004Alcohol:14.1Brix:24.5pH:3.38TA:6.87RS:0Production:902 (cases) Return to Abacela wine list
Great fruit and earthiness. Nice QPR as well! Can't beat the mix of fruit, acidity and earth that comes through on the palate.
External Reviews for Abacela Syrah Umpqua Valley Umpqua Cuvée
"Purple robe with brilliant sheen. Unmistakable nose of mulberries and a hint of baking spices, both which follow on the palate. With time a floral note emerges, as well as suggestions of dark chocolate. Rich, powerful flavors without any undue weight--surprisingly graceful for such a forcefully flavored wine. Who said elephants can't dance? Fine grained tannins and bright acidity suggest a further evolution." Jason Palma; Wine Consultant, Sam's Wines