Tempranillo Reserve 2007

Tempranillo Reserve 2007

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Winemaker Notes

***Please call winery at (541) 679-6642 for availability***

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.

Awards, Ratings, 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 mouth feel is full with large fruit of black currant with layers of acid, vanilla.  The tannin on the finish is firm and numbing with length and character.  A wonderful Tempranillo from Southern Oregon.  We need more of these.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela's Estate Vineyards, South West Blocks
Appellation: Umpqua Valley AVA, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 22, 26, 27 September; 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, 37% neutral
Alcohol: 14.6% by volume
Case Production: 281 (750 mL)