Our “Fiesta” Tempranillo is a fruit forward, early drinking wine made from 100% estate grapes. Careful farming of specific cultivars in West Slope and similar soils enables us to craft this less tannic, high expression wine. Ageing of these fruity lots for 17 months in barrel produced this delicious upon release “fun” Tempranillo. While ideal with tapas such as Manchego and chorizo, it will also pair well with grilled meats. Or just break out a bottle for an instant celebration.
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Excellent, Great Northwest Wine
"It shouldn’t take much of a safari to find the latest example from the Pacific Northwest’s leading producer of Tempranillo, especially with the yellow screwcap. This fruit-forward bottling shows just a touch of French oak in the nose with Muscavado sugar and cinnamon leading the way for ripe raspberry, red cherry, white pepper and cedar. There’s a deliciously bold delivery of black cherry, President plum and pomegranate flavors, backed by a structure of tannin and acidity that’s reminiscent of some Cabs. Suggested pairings include chorizo, Manchego cheese and grilled fare."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 12, 13, 14, 17, 22, 26 October 2012
At harvest: Sugar; 23.0° brix
At bottling: Sugar; nil pH; 3.95 TA; 6.22 grams/liter
Cooperage: French (85%), American (15%), 10% new, 27% 2yo
Alcohol: 13.6% by volume
Case Production: 1726 (750 mL)