Abacela

Tempranillo Umpqua Cuvée 2004

Tempranillo Umpqua Cuvée 2003

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

For the third successive vintage we have produced a restrained, supple style Tempranillo designed for immediate consumption upon release.

The dark fruit character and hardy structure of our estate’s Fault Line Vineyards is tempered by the lush berry fruit and smooth, velvety nature of our close neighbor, McCorquodale Vineyard.

This is a terrific food wine that offers a wide array of pairing opportunities from mole chorizo tamales to grilled pimenton dusted lamb chops.

B. Kiley Evans, Winemaker

Technical Notes

Fruit Source: Abacela’s Fault Line Vineyards, Umpqua Valley and McCorquodale Vineyard, Umpqua Valley

Appellation:  Southern Oregon

Harvest date: 16, 22, 24, 27 September 2004

At harvest: Sugar; 23.4° Brix, 3.66 pH, TA 5.74 gms/liter

Cooperage: French (94%), American (6%) 6% new, 41% 2-yr old

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 3 & 4 May 2006

Case Production:  816 (750mL)

Alcohol: 13.2% by volume

Release date: 15 December 2006

S R P: $20.00 (750mL) SOLD OUT