Tempranillo-Malbec 2015

Tempranillo-Malbec 2015

Winemaker Notes


We crafted this bottling from 50% Tempranillo and 50% Malbec to exhibit how well these grapes “play together.” Their combined aromas include figs, exotic perfume, blackberries and blueberries. Dense tannins, balanced acidity and integrated oak flavors create impeccable texture and a lengthy finish.

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon AVA
Harvest Date:  21 September 2015
At harvest:  Sugar; 24.2° Brix, pH; 3.81, TA; 5.6 grams/liter
At bottling:  Sugar; Nil
Cooperage:  French (100%), 63% 2 yo, 27% neutral
Bottling date:  6 July 2017
Alcohol:  14.5% by volume
Case Production:  374 (750 mL)