A blend of Syrah and Cabernet Franc from our Estate Abbott Vineyard has big ripe red fruit and good acidity for balance. Dazzling
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Suggested Aromas: This wine shows dark, jammy fruit, earthy notes & sweet spice on the nose. Bold tannins, integrated acidity & bright red berries on the finish.
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Blend: 60% Abbott Merlot, 40% Abbott Cabernet Franc
Fermentation: Cool, six-day fermentation
Time aging in oak: 12 months, French Oak
Finish Alcohol: 13 %
Acid/pH: 3.4 pH
Production: 120 cases
Best time to drink: Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to through 8-10 years from the vintage date.
Vineyard: Abbott Vineyard
Elevation: 5,500 ft
Exposure: Flat, good exposure
Soil: Sandy loam, rocky
FOOD PAIRING: Try it with New Mexico red chili dishes, cherry compote over cheeses or meats, and candied pralines.
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