I realize that most tempranillos are from Spain. I have had a few GREAT Cali Tempranillos... Since we are getting into that season... that of grilling very spicy, interesting things on the grill, I thought I would ask for personal recommendations of CALIFORNIA Tempranillos. I am being so stringent and difficult as to region because my tribe has a Cali palate that I have been unable to change thus so far. Sooo.. Amador?? Paso Robles???? Livermore??? would love your suggestions on this GREAT varietal.
Tempranillo, Californication style...
- Reply by Brad Borneaux, Sep 7, 2010.
I've only had one CA Temporanillo, and I really liked it (especially at the price point). Was $25CAD, but I'm sure in USD it is $15 or so.
Spencer Roloson - Madder Lake Vineyard Tempranillo
An interesting quote from their Wikipedia page. Not sure what to think about it, but I suppose it might say somethinga out my tastes! :|
"The winery is an early client of Enologix, a computer software-driven laboratory analysis service run by a friend of Spencer's that helps winemakers match taste profiles to wines rated highly by Robert Parker and Wine Spectator."
- Reply by dmcker, Sep 7, 2010.
Now that's scary. Don't know anything about Enologix, but imagine if you were to start a separate forum thread on it you would get some lively response....