Our oldest Malbec vines from Northwest Block produced a wine with so much density and richness that we were able to bottle our first Malbec Reserve in 16 vintages. The wine expresses a singular personality that is distinctly our terroir.
Ripe, rich and extracted fruit combined with tasteful oak and velvety texture all culminate to a concentrated, focused finish which hints at the wine’s ageability.
Try this wine over the next six to eight years with hearty cuisine like blackened rib eye.
Limited to 3 bottles per person
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
93 points & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
"Intense aromatics introduce a wine saturated with black fruits, coffee liqueur, soy and tobacco. It offers exceptional depth and power. Drink now through 2025."
Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
People's Choice; Greatest of the Grape, Best Wine, Greatest of the Grape
People's Choice; Best Wine & Food Pairing, Greatest of the Grape
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, Northwest Block
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 10 October 2012
At harvest: Sugar; 24.4° Brix, pH; 3.51, TA; 6.98 grams/liter
At bottling: Sugar; Nil
Cooperage: French (100%), 82% new, 12% 2 year old, 6% neutral
Bottling date: 6 August 2014
Alcohol: 14.1% by volume
Case Production: 77 (750 mL)