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

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)