Churchill County’s first vineyard was established in 2001 with ten different varieties of fine wine grapes seven miles south of Fallon, Nevada. Fallon is located in the high desert Lahontan Valley area. The climate is similar to that of Eastern Washington state. Churchill Vineyards is Nevada’s second licensed winery and first “Estate Winery.” In September 2004 Churchill Vineyards successfully created its first vintage of premium estate wines.
Churchill's dry red wine from the same grapes they make Port with. 40% Touriga Nacional 30% Touriga Franca 30% Tinta Roriz Probably would benefit from a good amount of breathing. Seems pretty tight and intense.
I opened this on a significant day and I've already had 1/3 of the bottle, so maybe that effects my review. Also, I've been known to say that I've, without a doubt, detected parakeet feathers in the nose of some Merlots, so i would take my review with heavy scrutiny!!!! I aerated this wine before drinking and tried it in a tasting glass and a damn big bowled Burgundy stem for comparison. Old World High alcohol CANDIED* red and black fruits/berries with vanilla "Tempranillo's in there!"* Dry Might go well with roast and asparagus I like!! Anyway, the * is for the confirmation, that yes, there is Tempranillo in there. The 3rd varietal in the blend is Tinta Roriz (30%), aka Tempranillo in Spain. Also, this CANDIED quality is characteristic of Tempranillo for me and makes me choke up a little at it deepness. The sweetness in the candied nose does not make for a sticky sweet taste, however (thankfully!!) Bty, can you tell Tempranillo is my baby? Sigh... And I much preferred the damn big bowled Burgundy stem to the tasting glass. Hope you enjoy! LL