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."
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)