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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TEMPRANILLO 2016

Tempranillo

Medium body with notes of plum, cherry and chocolate.

WINE

 

VINTAGE: 2016 Tempranillo

APPELLATION: Rogue Valley (AVA), Oregon

AGING: 16 months, new french oak

CHEMISTRY: pH 3.89; TA 6.6 g/lt

ALCOHOL: 14.7%

RESIDUEL SUGARS: 0.7%

GRAPES/HARVEST
 

VARIETAL: 100% Tempranillo

CLONE: 770; 11

ROOT STOCK: 101-14

CERTIFIED: LIVE independently certified

HARVESTED: 9/16/2016

BOTTLING
 

PRODUCTION: 262 Cases

 

BOTTLED: 16 May 2018

 

RELEASED: 23 Feb 2019

AWARDS & WINE SCORES

 

2019 WINE PRESS NW 21st Annual Platinum Judging

PLATINUM

 

2020 West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West)

​​GOLD | 90 Pts

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT TEMPRANILLO

 

PRONUNCIATION: 

temp-rah-nee-oh
 

HISTORY: 
Spain’s top red wine, made famous by Rioja, where wines are classified (in part) by how long they age in oak. What’s amazing, is a well-made Tempranillo ages for over 20 years.

PRIMARY FLAVORS

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Cherry

CHERRY

Dried Fig

DRIED FIG

Cedar

CEDAR

Tobaco

TOBACCO

Dill

DILL

 

FOOD PAIRING

 

Bolder, aged Tempranillo wines pair nicely with steak, gourmet burgers and rack of lamb. Fresher styles match well with baked pasta and other tomato-based dishes.

FUN FACTS ABOUT TEMPRANILLO WINE

  1. Tempranillo is Spain’s number one red wine grape.

  2. Ever had Rioja? (“rhee-yo-ha”) This region is famous for its Tempranillo-based wines.

  3. Tempranillo has many common synonyms. For example, in Portugal, it’s also known as Tinta Roriz and Aragonéz.

  4. Well-crafted Tempranillo wines age for two or more decades.

  5. Tempranillo is a major blending grape used in Port (and called Tinta Roriz).

  6. There is a very rare white mutation of Tempranillo called Tempranillo Blanco (found in Rioja Baja!)

  7. In the fall, Tempranillo vineyards turn brilliant red!

  8. It’s possible that Central and Southern Italy has more Tempranillo than we think. Some vineyards thought to be “Malvasia Nera” turned out to be Tempranillo!