This complex and medium bodied wine was assembled from our best barrels of Merlot. Aromas of ripe plum, black currant, raisins and dried lavender revolve around flavors of cherry, truffle, oak spice and smoked meats. This wine will improve over the next five to seven years.
Pair with a non-traditional dish like roasted partridge with mushroom pâté and crisp wild nettles.
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon AVA
Varietal Composition: Merlot 95%, Tempranillo 5%
Harvest Date: 11, 16, 17 October 2012
At harvest: Sugar; 23.9° Brix pH; 3.42 TA; 6.65 grams/liter
At bottling: Sugar; Nil
Cooperage: French (85%), American (15%), 45% new, 55% neutral
Bottling date: 19 June 2014
Alcohol: 14.2% by volume
Case Production: 456 (750 mL)