Tempranillo Reserve 2007

Tempranillo Reserve 2007

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Silver Medal, 2012 World of Wine Festival Wine Competition
The Greatest of the Grape, people's choice award 2012 Greatest of the Grape
Best Red Wine, people's choice 2012 Greatest of the Grape
Gold Medal, professional judging 2012 Greatest of the Grape

93 points, Oregon Wine Geeks
The nose is very expressive and quite large consisting of blackberry, leather, lavender, graphite and cedar sawdust. The mouthfeel is full, bursting with black currant, with layers of acid and vanilla notes. The tannin on the finish is firm and numbing with length and character. A wonderful Tempranillo from Southern Oregon. We need more of these.

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.

Technical Notes

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.

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