Tempranillo Reserve 2013

Tempranillo Reserve 2013

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Winemaker Notes

Our reserve program is defined by provenance, power and quality. The aromas include blackberry, lavender, oak and leather. There are intense flavors of ripe cherries, plums, caramel and savory spices. Balanced acidity, integrated oak and concentrated fruit culminate to a lengthy finish.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
"Moving up the ladder among Abacela's Tempranillo bottlings, this is packed with juicy, ripe black fruits. There are scent and flavor accents of tanned leather and savory herbs, and the wine is built for staying power. If there is a quibble to be made, it's that the tannins have a rather chalky residual flavor."
 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyard’s Cox’s Rock, South East Block
 
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
 
Harvest Date:  27 September 2013
 
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.3° Brix, pH; 4.10, TA; 6.55 grams/liter
 
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
 
Cooperage:  French (100%), 15% new
 
Bottling date:  6 August 2015
 
Alcohol:  14.2% by volume
 
Case Production:  188 (750 mL)