Malbec 2014

Malbec 2014

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Winemaker Notes

This complex full bodied wine was assembled from our best barrels of Malbec. Aromas of blackberries, chocolate, oak and dried lavender meld with broad tannins and an earthy spice to create both tension and balance in this structured wine.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

91 points, Wine Enthusiast 

Gold Medal, Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  27 September, 2, 9 October 2014
At harvest:  Sugar; 23.9° Brix, pH; 3.47, TA; 6.60 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
Cooperage:  French (100%), 5% new, 39% 2 year old, 57% neutral
Bottling date:  21 July 2016
Alcohol:  14.0% by volume
Case Production:  468 (750 mL)