Abacela

Tempranillo Estate 2004

Tempranillo Estate 2004

Awards and Ratings

Recommended, Northwest Palate(May/June 2007)
Best Red, Greatest of the Grape, People's Choice

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Abacela’s estate Fault Line Vineyards are the exclusive source for this captivating wine. Our characteristic mineral and anise-laden blackberry fruit leaps from the glass.

The round palate bursts with black fruit, plum, earth, tasteful oak and well integrated acidity. A full-bodied, broad and complex finish delivers warm spice, flint, and crushed fruit with sizable tannins and considerable intensity.

It will improve with either cellaring for the next five to eight years or aeration while young. Pair this with sausage and bacon stuffed goose breast roasted with fennel and rosemary or a sampling of bleu cheeses.

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Southern Oregon

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

At harvest: Sugar; 23.9° brix pH; 3.74 TA; 5.35 grams/liter

Cooperage: French (94%), American (6%) 14% new, 26% 2-yr old

At bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 26 April 2006

Case Production: 398 (750ml)

Alcohol: 13.4% by volume

Release Date: 10 November 2006

S R P: $32.00 (750ml) SOLD OUT

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