This is a great Tempranillo! Sometimes I find these wines to be a bit heavy but this one is very smooth and light - very close to a pinot.
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Wine Tasting NotesThe noble Tempranillo is often referred to as the Cabernet of Spain due to its distinctive textures, tannins and flavors. Its name comes from temprano or early as it's known to yield its fruit early, both in the vineyard and in the wine. Our Tempranillo was barrel aged for 16 months on neutral French oak and Minnesota tight-grained oak. It was blended with approximately 5% Graciano from the same vineyard. Its versatile character complements a variety of foods such as pasta, steak and gourmet cheeses. It has quickly become very popular in California as well as other parts of the world.
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Our 2011 Tempranillo is a blend of two vineyards and two soil types which enhances the complexity of this wine. The Las Cerezas vineyard is our “motherblock” which is planted on silty loam and the Liberty Oaks vineyard is planted on volcanic clay loam. Both vineyards and soil types add different nuances to the wine. Notes of cedar, maraschino cherries, white pepper and licorice entice the nose. It is silky in the mouth with flavors of blueberry jam, plum tart, blackberries and brownies topped with fresh raspberries. It has approachable tannins with a long finish and a full middle palate. This wine will continue to age beautifully especially as it has been blended with a small percentage of our Graciano following along the tradition in the Rioja.
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