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Abacela Tempranillo Umpqua Valley Umpqua Cuvée 2005

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Winemaker 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. Technical Notes: Appellation: Southern Oregon Vineyard : Abacela's Fault Line Vineyards and McCorquodale Vineyard, Umpqua Valley Harvest : October, 2005 Alcohol: 13.3% Brix: 23.3 degrees pH: 3.81 TA: 5.76 g/L Cooperage: French (93%), American (7%) 9% new, 36% 2-yr old Production: 1228 Cases Return to Abacela Vineyards wine list

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Abacela Vineyards and Winery:
Here, on sunny south sloping rocky hills, we passionately grow Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Dolcetto, Malbec, Grenache, and other varietals carefully matched to our unique microclimate. The estate fruit is hand picked when optimally ripe and gently fermented and processed in a gravity flow winery to preserve quality. The crisp, fresh varietal character of our white wine is a product of our vi... Read more
Here, on sunny south sloping rocky hills, we passionately grow Tempranillo, Syrah, Merlot, Dolcetto, Malbec, Grenache, and other varietals carefully matched to our unique microclimate. The estate fruit is hand picked when optimally ripe and gently fermented and processed in a gravity flow winery to preserve quality. The crisp, fresh varietal character of our white wine is a product of our vineyard practices and minimal handling wine making philosophy. Application of these same principals to red wine production, with additional prolonged cellaring in small oak casks, further enhances flavor and stabilizes the wines. Consequently our red wines are big and deeply-colored with intense aromas and flavors that have ample structure and tannin for aging. The final products are balanced wines with distinctive varietal character that pair exceptionally well with an assortment of delicious foods. Our ultimate objective is to produce wines that are a statement of the harmony between the grape variety and its terroir. We appreciate your virtual visit to Abacela, but want to encourage you to tour our vineyards and winery and taste our wines to fully appreciate our passion. Read less

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Snooth User: hannelore4344
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4.50 5
11/13/2008

Four and a half glasses



Winemaker 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. Technical Notes: Appellation: Southern Oregon Vineyard : Abacela's Fault Line Vineyards and McCorquodale Vineyard, Umpqua Valley Harvest : October, 2005 Alcohol: 13.3% Brix: 23.3 degrees pH: 3.81 TA: 5.76 g/L Cooperage: French (93%), American (7%) 9% new, 36% 2-yr old Production: 1228 Cases Return to Abacela Vineyards wine list

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