- Alcohol: 14.5%
- pH: 3.99
- TA: 0.54 (g/100mL)
- Aging: Barrel aged for 18 months
- Cooperage: 97% New oak, French and American
- Harvest Date: Hand harvested on September 25, 2016
- Release Date: July 2, 2019
- Aging Potential: 10+ years
- Cases Produced: 100
- Vineyard Elevation: 203 ft.
The Abela vineyard is a small alluvial fan, on which we have planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. This vineyard was replanted to the current vines from 2002 through 2004. The vineyard is well drained, putting more control into the hands of our vineyard and winemaking teams. The wines from Abela boast beautiful structure and color with very refined tannins.
The Abela vineyard is located on our estate in the Rutherford appellation, which has an unsurpassed reputation for producing world-class Cabernets. The appellation is located in the center of Napa Valley and boasts well-drained soils that promote intense flavors in the finished wine. The unique terroir of the Abela vineyard’s alluvial fan allows our skilled winemaking team to create a delicious wine with amazing fruit character.