Tannat 2013

Tannat 2013

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Winemaker Notes

Tannat thrives at Abacela and 21 months in French oak has resulted in a wine loaded with dark fruits, cracked pepper and sweet tobacco. The wonderful structure, solid tannins, bold acidity and balanced alcohol means this is a cellar worthy wine.

Limited Production Release
Only 73 cases produced. No discounts apply.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Cellar Select, Oregon Wine Press
"Here’s an opportunity to try a rare varietal, Tannat, more commonly grown in southwest France and an important variety in Uruguay. Cola, menthol, basil, cherries and black licorice on the nose. Its well-integrated flavors of clove-studded oranges, orange oil and cigar smoke get a lift from a bright citrus top note."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  6, 14 October 2013
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.1° Brix, pH; 3.34, TA; 6.99 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; nil
Cooperage:  French (100%), 8% new, 61% 2 yo, 31% neutral
Bottling date:  16 July 2015
Alcohol:  13.8% by volume
Case Production:  73 (750 mL)