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Villa Creek Tempranillo Blend Paso Robles Mas de Maha 2004

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Red Blend: 65% Tempranillo, 30% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre<br/>Ohana Vineyard Tempranillo, Denner Vineyard Grenache and Mourvedre <br/><br/><strong>TASTING NOTES:</strong> Our second crop from Simon and Hillary GravesâTM Ohana vineyard further confirmed my initial thoughts that their site should be great for Tempranillo. At a meager 1.2 tons per acre the clusters were loose and of medium size. After a gentle destemming the fruit was placed into a 5 ton fermentor and sealed for cold soak. After day five native yeasts kicked off fermentation. Punch downs were conducted 3 times a day with delestage every other day. The wine was pressed sweet as to not extract any harsh seed tannins into new French ( Tarrensaud and Bel Air) barrels along with Mendocino Cooperage northern 3 year air dried American oak. The nose shows dark fruits, tar, smoked meats and crushed rock. The palate is muscular with firm well integrated tannins with flavors of black mountain fruits, black tea, and mushrooms. If you didnt know what you were drinking here you might think it was actually from Spain!<br/><br/><strong>APPEARANCE:</strong> dark purple<br/><strong>NOSE:</strong> black fruits, cocoa, freshly turned earth, and tapenade. <br/><strong>PALATE:</strong> plush, ripe black fruits, molasses, tobacco and spice, lengthy tannins that will allow for 8-10 years of cellaring.<br/><br/>

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Villa Creek:
All great wine begins with a passionate farmer. The grapes of the area’s most progressive vineyards, James Berry, Denner, Ohana and Booker, currently grace the wines of Villa Creek Cellars. Per acre contracts insure that the fruit comes off the same blocks each vintage. The Cherry’s own 70 acre estate on the west side of Paso Robles boasts elevations of 1400-1800 feet, calcareous soils, south f... Read more
All great wine begins with a passionate farmer. The grapes of the area’s most progressive vineyards, James Berry, Denner, Ohana and Booker, currently grace the wines of Villa Creek Cellars. Per acre contracts insure that the fruit comes off the same blocks each vintage. The Cherry’s own 70 acre estate on the west side of Paso Robles boasts elevations of 1400-1800 feet, calcareous soils, south facing slopes and ample water. Grape growing conditions don’t get much better. The Cherry’s look forward to planting their first grape vines in 2010. Read less

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Source: The Wine Closet
07/20/2010

Red Blend: 65% Tempranillo, 30% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre Ohana Vineyard Tempranillo, Denner Vineyard Grenache and Mourvedre TASTING NOTES: Our second crop from Simon and Hillary Gravesâ TM Ohana vineyard further confirmed my initial thoughts that their site should be great for Tempranillo. At a meager 1.2 tons per acre the clusters were loose and of medium size. After a gentle destemming the fruit was placed into a 5 ton fermentor and sealed for cold soak. After day five native yeasts kicked off fermentation. Punch downs were conducted 3 times a day with delestage every other day. The wine was pressed sweet as to not extract any harsh seed tannins into new French ( Tarrensaud and Bel Air) barrels along with Mendocino Cooperage northern 3 year air dried American oak. The nose shows dark fruits, tar, smoked meats and crushed rock. The palate is muscular with firm well integrated tannins with flavors of black mountain fruits, black tea, and mushrooms. If you didnt know what you were drinking here you might think it was actually from Spain! APPEARANCE: dark purple NOSE: black fruits, cocoa, freshly turned earth, and tapenade. PALATE: plush, ripe black fruits, molasses, tobacco and spice, lengthy tannins that will allow for 8-10 years of cellaring.



Red Blend: 65% Tempranillo, 30% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre<br/>Ohana Vineyard Tempranillo, Denner Vineyard Grenache and Mourvedre <br/><br/><strong>TASTING NOTES:</strong> Our second crop from Simon and Hillary GravesâTM Ohana vineyard further confirmed my initial thoughts that their site should be great for Tempranillo. At a meager 1.2 tons per acre the clusters were loose and of medium size. After a gentle destemming the fruit was placed into a 5 ton fermentor and sealed for cold soak. After day five native yeasts kicked off fermentation. Punch downs were conducted 3 times a day with delestage every other day. The wine was pressed sweet as to not extract any harsh seed tannins into new French ( Tarrensaud and Bel Air) barrels along with Mendocino Cooperage northern 3 year air dried American oak. The nose shows dark fruits, tar, smoked meats and crushed rock. The palate is muscular with firm well integrated tannins with flavors of black mountain fruits, black tea, and mushrooms. If you didnt know what you were drinking here you might think it was actually from Spain!<br/><br/><strong>APPEARANCE:</strong> dark purple<br/><strong>NOSE:</strong> black fruits, cocoa, freshly turned earth, and tapenade. <br/><strong>PALATE:</strong> plush, ripe black fruits, molasses, tobacco and spice, lengthy tannins that will allow for 8-10 years of cellaring.<br/><br/>

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