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."
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)