Lewis Grace Patriot Tempranillo 2006

Member Review by shsim:

This is part of Apple Hill, El Dorado, beginning at Grace Patriot wines and covering Lava Cap, Crystal Basin, Jack Russell Brewing, Boa Vista and Madroña in the same area. The rubbery nose is back! This was very tannic overwhelming the fruit. Hints of leather. Not liking it so much, but then it could just be that there was not enough time given to it? For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-grace-patriot-wines.html

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Color: Red
Varietal: tempranillo
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Grace Patriot Wines:
In 2000 the Grace Family took over ownership of the historic ranch property which had been in the Irving Family since 1891. It was well known for premium fruit production for decades. The Irving family were founding members of the Placerville Fruit Growers in 1920 adn subsequent generations were organizing members of Apple Hill fifty years later.

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Snooth User: shsim
10326661,287
2.00 5
07/27/2012

This is part of Apple Hill, El Dorado, beginning at Grace Patriot wines and covering Lava Cap, Crystal Basin, Jack Russell Brewing, Boa Vista and Madroña in the same area. The rubbery nose is back! This was very tannic overwhelming the fruit. Hints of leather. Not liking it so much, but then it could just be that there was not enough time given to it? For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-grace-patriot-wines.html


Snooth User: Noble72
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5.00 5
09/05/2012

This estate wine has a highly perfumed nose of lychee and subtle oak. The palate is juicy summer berries, white pepper, and orange rind. The aromas and flavors of this wine are surprising and exotic. From my experience, this style Tempranillo is characteristic of the ones I tasted in the Rioja region in Spain. It is a sophisticated wine that pairs well with spicier dishes. It doesn't get much better!




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