Malbec Reserve 2012

Malbec Reserve 2012

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Winemaker Notes

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

Technical Notes

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)