Abacela

Tempranillo Umpqua Cuvée 2005

Tempranillo Umpqua Cuvée 2005

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Excellent, Wine Press Northwest (Fall 2008)

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The 2005 Tempranillo Umpqua Cuvee is sourced from our estate Fault Line Vineyards and McCorquodale Vineyard in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley.

We select wines from specific clones and soil types for their upfront, exuberant fruit aromas and flavors and conservative, soft tannin structure.

This is an elegant young Tempranillo that is immediately enjoyable upon release without additional bottle age and will improve in the near (two to three years) term with proper cellaring.

This wine is ideal with simple preparations like mild chorizo, roasted pepper, olive, and mahon cheese tapas.

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: 4, 11, 12, 13, 16, & 20 October 2005

At harvest: Sugar; 23.3° Brix, 3.81 pH, TA 5.86 gms/liter

Cooperage: French (93%), American (7%) 9% new, 36% 2-yr old

At Bottling:  Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 30-31 May 2007

Case Production:  1228 (750mL)

Alcohol: 13.3% by volume

Release date: 25 August 2007

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

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