Careful farming of specific cultivars in West Slope and similar soils enables us to craft this fruit forward, high expression wine. Ageing of these fruity lots for 17 months in oak barrels produced this delicious upon release “fun” Tempranillo.
Dark cherry fruit with blackberry notes, oak spice and anise. A seamless texture wraps around a tannic structure.
While ideal with tapas such as Manchego and chorizo, it will also pair well with grilled meats, prime rib or spicy fare. ...or just open a bottle for an instant celebration!
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal, Great Northwest Wine Competition
Silver Medal, Savor Northwest Wine Competition
Silver Medal, Pacific Rim Wine Competition
Outstanding!, Great Northwest Wine
"Earl and Hilda Jones, honored earlier this year by the Oregon wine industry for their contributions, are also helping to make Tempranillo more approachable with this new, entry-level tier. This doesn’t offer the barrel aging and refinement of their others, but it’s easy to embrace with its dark black cherry, black licorice and milk chocolate tones. There’s a fair amount of grip to the fine-grained tannins, so crack the cap and serve this on the patio with grilled fare or paired with plate of Manchego cheese and chorizo."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 3, 4, 12, 18 October 2012
At harvest: Sugar; 24.2° Brix, pH; 3.68, TA; 5.51 grams/liter
At bottling: Sugar; Nil
Cooperage: French (79%), American (21%), 18% new
Bottling date: 20 May 2014
Alcohol: 14.3% by volume
Case Production: 1383 (750 mL)