Oregon wine: 2018 Abacela Tannat

Oregon wine: 2018 Abacela Tannat

Fault Line Vineyards
Umpqua Valley
Southern Oregon

14.3% alcohol

Empty bottle weight:
19.4 ounces // 550 grams

Cork closure

311 cases produced

Southern Oregon is a sweet spot for this unique varietal! Tannat grapes have thick skins and high tannins but growers in Oregon have a knack for taming its wild personality. To soften the tannins, Abacela’s winemaker  Andrew Wenzl used 86% neutral French oak and just 14% twice used barrels to age the wine. By doing so, he was able to integrate the tannic qualities into something really memorable and wonderful!

Decant if you plan to open a bottle soon or buy several and age them through the next decade and beyond.