FROM WINERY – Tasting Notes
This Vintage style dessert wine, akin to Vintage Ports, was crafted from five traditional Douro wine grapes grown on our estate and aged for 20 months in barrel. Opaque in the glass, this wine has notes of dried figs, blackberries, raisins, plums, cocoa, and exotic spice. Fine grained tannins create rich texture and a lengthy finish. Cellar for a decade or more.
Outstanding! – Wine Press Northwest Spirited Tasting, Sept. 2020 Four years of bottle aging by winemaker Andrew Wenzl has the current release of Abacela’s vintage Port-style program already in “Outstanding!” territory, and history indicates this is just a baby. As usual for the Southern Oregon wine industry’s iconic property, five traditional varieties come into play in the form of Tempranillo (37%), Tinta Amarela (28%), Tinta Cão (14%), Touriga Naçional (11%) and Bastardo (10%). They yield perfumy aromas of Marionberry, Simpkin’s Blackcurrant Drops, cherry soda, cedar and dried herbs. The fluid is dense yet friendly with dark cherry, plum and nutmeg. Its immense structure bodes well for cellaring — as this tasting would later reveal — finishing with cocoa powder and black currant. Enjoy with Black Forest Cake, a wedge of Stilton or toasted filberts.
Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
100% Neutral oak barrels