Tinta Amarela 2013

Tinta Amarela 2013

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Winemaker Notes

Tinta Amarela is a rare grape that excels at Abacela to produce a wine that is fine in texture and tannin. It offers up aromas of tangy blueberries, mulberries, vanilla bean and rose petals. This leads into complex flavors of dried raspberries, cherries and tea leaf.

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

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

90 points, Wine Enthusiast
"Abacela makes a fortified wine from Portuguese grapes, but this is a dry, varietal expression of one of the most obscure. Bone-dry, it's got tongue-scraping tannins that taste of black tea. It offers dried raspberries, vanilla and cocoa elements, and the overall complexity is impressive. This seems built for a thick steak."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  3 October 2013
At harvest:  pH; 3.7, TA; 6.04 g/l
At bottling:  Sugar; nil
Bottling date:  16 June 2014
Alcohol:  14.5% by volume
Case Production:  73 (750 mL)