Tempranillo 2013 Barrel Select

Tempranillo 2013 Barrel Select

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Winemaker Notes

*Library Selection*

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."
Gold Medal, Savor NW Wine Awards
Cellar Select, Oregon Wine Press
"Spicy and enticing with notes of anise, cardamom, white pepper, orange zest and pine; these aromas repeat on the palate and are joined with dried strawberry and an earthy component, all supported with superb structure." (2/17)


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)