Tempranillo Reserve 2011

Tempranillo Reserve 2011

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Winemaker Notes

Our single block reserve program is defined by provenance and quality. This reserve, only our fifth in 15 vintages, was once again sourced from the dry, sandy loam of South East Block. The aromas include ripe blackberry, boysenberry jam, lavender, oak, 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 ten to twelve years. For a sumptuous feast pair with Lechazo Asado one of the most famous dishes of Spain.
 
Only 53 cases made!
 
 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  17, 25 October 2011
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.8° Brix pH; 3.89        TA; 8.55 grams/liter 
 
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil   
 
Cooperage:  French (100%), 90% new, 10% neutral
 
Bottling date:  9 August 2013
 
Alcohol:  13.8% by volume
 
Case Production:  53 (750 mL)