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Berryessa Gap Tempranillo Yolo County 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Shows a touch of VA on the nose but there's a nice background note of dried grasses and roast beef that help to set of the raspberry fruit. In the mouth this is just a little chunky but offers up some nice, slightly rustic dark berry fruit that has a touch of a peppery, syrah like edge. Nicely done. 87pts

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Berryessa Gap Vineyards:
Over 30 years ago Ernest (Ernie) Peninou founded a root stock nursery in Winters. Ernie, who lived in San Francisco, partnered with local grower Dan Martinez to grow and sell root stock to wineries in neighboring Napa and Sonoma County. In 2000, Daniel R. Martinez, son of Dan Martinez Sr., and Santiago Moreno, long-time foreman for Martinez Orchards partnered to plant vines and form Berryessa ... Read more
Over 30 years ago Ernest (Ernie) Peninou founded a root stock nursery in Winters. Ernie, who lived in San Francisco, partnered with local grower Dan Martinez to grow and sell root stock to wineries in neighboring Napa and Sonoma County. In 2000, Daniel R. Martinez, son of Dan Martinez Sr., and Santiago Moreno, long-time foreman for Martinez Orchards partnered to plant vines and form Berryessa Gap Vineyards. They were joined by winemaker Mike Anderson, nephew of Ernie Peninou. Dan, Santiago and Mike Anderson have been friends since the early 1970’s. They were all involved in the nursery business founded by Ernie who deserves indirect credit for the birth of our winery. Today the nursery is operated as Martinez Orchards. The nursery allowed Dan, Mike and Santiago to experiment and make home wines from many grape varieties. What Berryessa Gap serves and sells now is their favorites. Experiments continue and as time goes on there might be more grape varietals grown and more wines to try! Read less

Editorial Reviews for Berryessa Gap Tempranillo Yolo County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
06/05/2009

Shows a touch of VA on the nose but there's a nice background note of dried grasses and roast beef that help to set of the raspberry fruit. In the mouth this is just a little chunky but offers up some nice, slightly rustic dark berry fruit that has a touch of a peppery, syrah like edge. Nicely done. 87pts


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3.00 5
06/05/2009

Berries with a bit of an herb edge and clumps of dirt. Flavors are quite dank, like a cavern, with a bit of black fruit showing underneath.

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Snooth User: solomania9
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2.00 5
06/05/2009

Spicy and dry. Initially very sweet but the sugar and fruit fades away in the mouth and on the finish. A little too bland for my tastes.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
06/05/2009

Black cherry and kirsch on the nose, but some dry dustiness as well. Solid tannins, but the fruit comes over muted. The finish has a nice mineral, stony edge.


Snooth User: troyconquer
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3.00 5
06/05/2009

Vegetal nose. Pow in your mouth with acid. A little overwhelming at first. Not terrible in my opinion.

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Snooth User: alisaglem
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2.50 5
06/05/2009

Not your usual red wine drinker here, so a little too harsh on my noob wine taste buds.

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
06/05/2009

Metals, notably copper, earthy, mildly tannic and more citric, the attack is elegant and bold, followed by a buttery herbal gaminess, and a long, sumptuous release.




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