Tempranillo 2013 Barrel Select

Tempranillo 2013 Barrel Select
$33.00

Winemaker Notes

Our flagship Tempranillo continues the tradition of quality and excellence through careful selection of the finest barrels. Rich blackberry, violets, mocha, spice box, smoke and well defined tannins unfold in velvety layers through the lengthy finish.  While delicious now, this wine has the structure to improve for 10 or more years and offers a long plateau of maturity.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
"Estate grown and aged in 31% new barrels, this offers dense purple fruits, scents of violets and mocha, and a smoky thread that carries into the finish. There are strong flavors of cedar box and graphite, and the tannins are chewy and substantial."
 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  15, 27 September; 6, 9 October 2013
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.9° Brix; pH; 3.88; TA; 5.05 grams/liter
 
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
 
Cooperage:  French (92%), American (8%), 31% new, 20% 2 yo
 
Bottling date:  6 August 2015
 
Alcohol:  14.2% by volume
 
Case Production:  747 (750 mL)