In 2013 Abbey Ridge produced a beautiful classic Dundee Hills wine! Harvested on October 8th under beautiful skies, we received fruit with good tannin development, terrific acidity and delicate fruit flavors. The only down-side being that received we less than a ton per acre. On the nose there is the signature of Abbey Ridge Vineyard: high tone crushed-raspberry fruit with a layering of a floral lavender/lilac and undercurrent of earth and oak that burst from the glass. On the palate the wine continues to show excellent sweet fruit expression. Raspberries sweet-exotic spice, and earthy texurally rich fruit. The balance and completeness of this wine is expressed from the very first sip through to the last drop. A wine truly distinguished by it’s terroir. After thirteen days in the fermentor, the must was pressed, and racked directly to barrel. Of the four barrels, one was new (25% new oak) and the remainder was a blend of one-year-old and neutral wood. After an indigenous malo-lactic, the wine was lightly sulfured racked to the bottling line and bottled after 12 months without fining or filtration.
Total production: 94 cases & 2 cases of magnums.
T.A.: 6.20 g/l