10, 13, 15, 17 October 2019
French (100%), 27% 2 Year Old, 73% Neutral
8 July 2021
Tannat thrives at Abacela and 21 months in French oak has resulted in a wine loaded with dark fruits, cracked pepper, and sweet tobacco. The wonderful structure, solid tannins, bold acidity, and balanced alcohol means this is a cellar-worthy wine.
90 points & Editors' Choice - WINE ENTHUSIAST, "Blackberry aromas are at the fore, but wood spice accents are there, too. Full-bodied dark fruit flavors follow. There's a lot of structure behind it all. It's an impressive wine at a terrific price."; 'Cellar Select' - OREGON WINE PRESS, "Black fruit, cinnamon, fennel, and a hint of oaky vanilla mark the nose and combine into a savory black pepper sauce on the palate. It is Tannat; expect robust tannin. Be patient and give it time to mellow and unfold."
Abacela's Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Andrew Wenzl, Winemaker
311 cases produced