05 August, 2008

2007 Abacela Garnacha Rosado

From Abacela in southern Oregon, this bright rose is an nice example of the recent, well deserved popularity being attached to wines of Southern Oregon. Garnacha is one of my favorite varietals, and by doing a rose with it, winemaker Andrew Wenzl takes the bold to the beautiful.

The grapes are estate-grown on south-facing slopes in the Umpqua Valley, were pressed with limited time on the skins and fermented and aged in stainless.

Raspberry, roses and strawberries are all present in the nose. With a very bright acidity on the front end and pomegrates & candied cherries filling the mouth, it finishes very dry and mineraly.

2007 Abacela Garnacha Rosado - Estate
Retail: ~$15
Grade: B