Tempranillo Estate 2009

Tempranillo Estate 2009

Winemaker Notes

*Library Selection*

This dark brooding wine from the stellar 2009 vintage is a seductive wine to say the least. Balanced and finessed, this immediately approachable wine is fantastically delicious. This is a wine you will want to buy cases of and follow its aging process through 2020, yes we said it, 2020! Oozing black fruit and the touch of silk velvet on the palate belies a noble quality worthy of royalty. THIS is why we grow Tempranillo.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

93 points & Top 100 Wines of 2013, JamesTheWineGuy.com

Gold Medal, 2013 SavorNW Wine Awards

90 points, Wine Enthusiast

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:   28 September; 1, 5, 8-12 October 2009
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.2° brix
Cooperage:  French (95%), 20% new, 37% 2-yr old
At bottling:  pH; 3.67    TA; 7.08 g/l
Bottling date:  29 July 2011
Alcohol:  14.3% by volume
Case Production:  1239 (750 mL)