Villa Creek Tempranillo Blend Paso Robles Mas de Maha 2004

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Red Blend: 65% Tempranillo, 30% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre Ohana Vineyard Tempranillo, Denner Vineyard Grenache and Mourv...

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Red Blend: 65% Tempranillo, 30% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre Ohana Vineyard Tempranillo, Denner Vineyard Grenache and Mourvedre TASTING NOTES: Our sec... Read more

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Source: The Wine Closet
07/21/2010

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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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/>

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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