Malbec Reserve 2013

Malbec Reserve 2013

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Winemaker Notes

In this great vintage East Hill Block produced a dense, concentrated wine that qualified to be called a reserve. Rich, aromatic purple fruit combined with smoky oak and velvety texture culminate in a lengthy finish that keeps going.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards, East Hill Block
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  27 September 2013
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.5° Brix, pH; 3.68, TA; 6.38 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
Cooperage:  French (100%), 25% new, 30% 2 year old, 45% neutral
Bottling date:  6 August 2015
Alcohol:  13.4% by volume
Case Production:  98 (750 mL)