The eleventh release of our flagship Tempranillo continues the tradition of quality and excellence expected from our terroir. The penetrating color and compelling aromas allude to the concentration of flavors which follow. Ripe black fruits, savory spice, and well defined tannins convincingly whisper quality. This wine will improve for six to eight years and offers a long plateau of maturity. Decanting is recommended.
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2011 Greatest of the Grape Professional Judging
92 points, Midwest Wine Guy
90 points & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast (March 2011)
"This wine packs myriad flavors into its compact and unyieldingly raw frame. Rose petals, pomegranate, sour cherry, hints of cumin and nutmeg… it just keeps on going. Tannins are beautifully polished and the wine slowly unfolds, adding layers of flavor. Should improve for six to eight years and cellar for even longer."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley AVA
Harvest Date: 22, 26, 27, 29 September; 2, 5, 6, 14 October 2007
At harvest: Sugar; 24.6° brix pH; 3.69 TA; 6.24 g/L
Cooperage: French (95%), American (5%), 10% new, 45% 2-yr old
Alcohol: 14.4% by volume
Case Production: 532 (750 mL)