Tempranillo Estate 2006

Tempranillo Estate 2006

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Double Gold Medal, 2009 Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Gold Medal, 2009 International Eastern Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2009 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal, 2010 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
Recommended, Northwest Palate May/June 2010
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast 4/09

"The 10th release, a multiple gold medal winner, savory and scented with cured meats. This is a spicy red that marries black currant fruit to pepper and more exotic spices: curry, cumin and five spice." - Paul Gregutt, The Spokesman-Review (May 2010) Full article

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

Our estate vineyards in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley are an ideal terroir for this noble Spanish varietal.

The 2006 vintage, the tenth release of our signature Tempranillo, is deeply colored and powerfully structured with intense aromas and flavors of ripe black fruits, savory spice, cassis, and smoke.

Experience suggests this wine will age easily for five to seven years and offer a long plateau of maturity. If patience fails aeration is recommended.

We also suggest saffron and pimenton dusted lamb with chèvre and sun dried tomato-stuffed peppers.

Technical Notes

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

Appellation: Umpqua Valley

Harvest Date: 23, 26, 28 Sept; 3, 7, 10, 12, 18, 25 October 2006

At harvest: Sugar; 24.8° brix   pH; 3.76   TA; 6.94 grams/liter

Cooperage: French (88%), American (12%) 11% new, 26% 2-yr old

At bottling: Sugar; Nil

Bottling date: 18-19 June 2008

Case Production: 1035 (750 mL)

Alcohol: 14.2% by volume

Release Date: 26 September 2008

M S R P: $35.00 (750 mL)

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