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2015 Abela Vineyard Red Blend - Napa Valley bottle shot
Rutherford Ranch
Abela Vineyard

Red Blend

Napa Valley

2015

  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Aging: 18 months in French and American Oak
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
Olive Branch
Full-bodied and robust structue, velvety tannins with a long, lingering finish.Classic characteristics of black currants, dark cherry, and ripe plums. Lingering in the finish are spicy oak flavors of roasted coffee beans and dried herb notes of bay and anise.

Vineyard Notes

Our Abela Red Wine represents a unique opportunity to experience a limited release Napa Valley red blend that is crafted from Estate-grown fruit. 18 months in French and American Oak.

72% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot



Food Pairing Notes

Pair our Abela Vineyard Red Wine a grilled Ribeye, Ravioli with wild mushrooms, or slow roasted pork shoulder.

Production Notes

2015 was the fourth year of the drought for California. Napa was spared from the worst of it due to the accumulation of winter rains, bringing about 75% of the normal precipitation. The growing season started off warm and early. Bud break was two to three weeks ahead of normal. The weather changed to cool and windy which affected the amount of fruit to grow and harvest. The low crop yield combined with drought conditions and warm sunny weather gave us one of the earliest harvests in recent memory. The wines from 2015 show remarkable concentration. The reds have exceptional tannic structure that will resolve themselves in the years to come.