Vintner's Blend 14

Vintner's Blend 14

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Winemaker Notes

Choosing and assembling the different varietal wines for this cuvée, though challenging, is always a pleasure. This proprietary Mediterranean blend is mostly Tempranillo, while 13 other varietals join to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Fresh fruit tones and a rich mouthfeel are underpinned by interesting aromatics of dark fruits, plums and barrel spices.

While excellent now, this smooth, moderately tannic wine will continue to improve in the bottle for the next three years.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Gold Medal, Great Northwest Wine Competition

Silver Medal, Savor NW Wine Awards

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon 
 
Varietal Composition:  Tempranillo (34%), Syrah (22%), Malbec (19%), Merlot (12%), Dolcetto (5%), Bastardo, Graciano, Petit Verdot

Cooperage:  French 86%, American 14%; 5% new, 37% 2-yr old, 58% 3-4 yr old.
 
Bottling Date:  3 April 2014
 
Alcohol:  13.5% by volume
 
Case Production:  2296 (750 mL)