Tempranillo-Malbec 2012

Tempranillo-Malbec 2012

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Winemaker Notes

Opportunities to bottle interesting and unique wines come about in many ways. For years we have observed how well Tempranillo and Malbec “play together” in experimental blends.

Wanting to share this pleasure, we crafted this micro-bottling from 50% Tempranillo and 50% Malbec to exhibit their combined aromas of blackberries, blueberries, figs and exotic perfume. Dense tannins, balanced acidity and integrated oak flavors create impeccable texture and a lengthy finish.

Cellar a few years to allow further development or enjoy now with a food pairing such as rosemary rubbed filet mignon medallions with duchess potatoes.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Varietal Composition:  Tempranillo 50%, Malbec 50%
Harvest Date:  3, 9, 10, 11 October 2012
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.6° Brix   pH; 3.67   TA; 6.45 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
Cooperage:  French (100%), 34% new, 66% 2 year old
Bottling date:  26 Month 2014
Alcohol:  14.4% by volume
Case Production:  143 (750 mL)