Tempranillo 2009

Tempranillo 2009

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Winemaker Notes

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This is the eighth release of our fruit forward, less tannic and earlier maturing Tempranillo, which was delicious upon bottling. The fruit sources included our West Slope block. The beautiful aromatics, focused red fruit flavors, and seamless finish will continue to improve over the next four to six years.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Silver Medal, 2012 Riverside International Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Silver Medal, 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Recommended, Wine Press Northwest
This entry-level Tempranillo comes with a bright yellow screwcap and is the product of not only estate fruit but also from nearby Delfino and McCorquodale vineyards. There’s a theme of red cherry, red currant and loganberry that mixes in bright acidity of cherry tomato, taut tannin and oaky notes of cardamom and butterscotch. It’s an ideal wine for short ribs or a ribeye.

88 points, Oregon Wine Geeks
This is an opaque garter colored wine, black fruit, clove and touch of sandalwood. The palate has a nice sweet berry with a good acid layer leading to a smooth soft tannin. A very affordable and drinkable Tempranillo that’s ready now.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
McCorquodale Vineyard, Umpqua Valley
Delfino Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 23, 24 October 2009
At harvest:  Sugar; 22.7° brix       pH; 3.65    TA; 6.10 grams/liter   
Cooperage:  French (93%), American (7%), 5% new, 21% 2yo
Closure:  screwcap
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil               
Bottling date:  14-15 June 2011  
Alcohol:  13.9% by volume
Case Production:  2260 (750 mL)