Awards, Ratings and Reviews
Silver Medal, 2012 World of Wine Festival Wine Competition
93 points, Oregon Wine Geeks
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Our reserve program is defined by quality and terroir. This wine, our third Reserve Tempranillo, was sourced from the clay soils of Southwest Block. The aromas include expressive ripe blackberry, boysenberry jam, lavender, graphite, and leather. The flavors are intense and transcend a huge spectrum from ripe currants and plums, to savory spices. Perfectly balanced acidity, integrated oak and concentrated fruit culminate to a tannic, lengthy finish. This wine will improve in the cellar for eight to ten years.
Also offered in a Limited Edition, six-bottle hand crafted wood box. While supplies last.
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
Appellation: Umpqua Valley AVA, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 22, 26, 27 September 2007; 5, 6 October 2007
At harvest: Sugar; 24.8° brix pH; 3.63 TA; 6.37 g/L
Cooperage: French (100%), 13% New, 50% 2-yr old
At bottling: Sugar; Nil
Case Production: 281 (750 mL)
Alcohol: 14.6% by volume
MSRP: $45.00 (750 mL)
SOLD OUT but still in distribution.