Tempranillo 2014 Fiesta

Tempranillo 2014 Fiesta

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Winemaker Notes

Our fruit driven Fiesta Tempranillo is a fantastic representation of vintage and terroir. Bright garnet in color, this wine opens with aromas of red fruit, cherry, plum and spice notes. This sleek and silky Tempranillo unfolds into flavors of black currant, mocha, French vanilla with a lush and velvety tannin. Enjoy with your favorite Spanish tapas.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Double Gold, 2017 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging

Gold Medal, 2017 Sunset Wine Competition

Sunset Gold

Gold Medal, SIP Northwest Magazine's Best of the Northwest 2017

91 points, Wine Enthusiast
"Fiesta is the lightest, most fruit forward of the four different Tempranillos from Abacela. In a great year such as this, it's also substantial and authoritative, with deeply driven flavors of red and blueberry fruit, a whiff of oak and slightly grainy tannins. This wine clearly over-delivers for the price."

Excellent, Great Northwest Wine
"The Pacific Northwest’s growing thirst for Tempranillo might be most evident with Abacela’s Fiesta project. Production for their most approachable example of this robust Spanish grape from the 2014 vintage marks a 40 percent increase from the prior harvest. Seven separate picks from across the Jones family’s Fault Line Vineyards were wrapped up by Oct. 9, and winemaker Andrew Wenzl took over from there. The nose of blackberry and vanilla with roasted coffee leads to a mouth full of purple fruit flavors akin to black currant, pomegranate and Marioneberry. Plum skin tannins offer good grip for any sort of barbecue fare or Rabo de Toro, aka Bull’s Tail Stew."

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  20, 22, 29, 30 September; 5, 8, 9 October 2014
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.7° Brix; pH; 3.95; TA; 6.4 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
Cooperage:  French (67%), American (33%), 4% new, 41% 2 yo
Bottling date:  7-8 June 2016
Alcohol:  13.9% by volume
Case Production:  2413 (750 mL)