Medium body with notes of plum, cherry and chocolate.
VINTAGE: 2016 Tempranillo
APPELLATION: Rogue Valley (AVA), Oregon
AGING: 16 months, new french oak
CHEMISTRY: pH 3.89; TA 6.6 g/lt
RESIDUEL SUGARS: 0.7%
VARIETAL: 100% Tempranillo
CLONE: 770; 11
ROOT STOCK: 101-14
CERTIFIED: LIVE independently certified
PRODUCTION: 262 Cases
BOTTLED: 16 May 2018
RELEASED: 23 Feb 2019
AWARDS & WINE SCORES
2019 WINE PRESS NW 21st Annual Platinum Judging
2020 West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West)
GOLD | 90 Pts
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.
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
Tempranillo is Spain’s number one red wine grape.
Ever had Rioja? (“rhee-yo-ha”) This region is famous for its Tempranillo-based wines.
Tempranillo has many common synonyms. For example, in Portugal, it’s also known as Tinta Roriz and Aragonéz.
Well-crafted Tempranillo wines age for two or more decades.
Tempranillo is a major blending grape used in Port (and called Tinta Roriz).
There is a very rare white mutation of Tempranillo called Tempranillo Blanco (found in Rioja Baja!)
In the fall, Tempranillo vineyards turn brilliant red!
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!