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2018 Tempranillo

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SKU: 18TEM7

“Tempranillo is Spain’s answer to Cabernet Sauvignon; it is the variety that puts the spine in a high proportion of Spain’s most respected red wines.” 
- Oxford Companion to Wine

The fruit for this bottling is sourced from the Riverbank vineyard located in Arroyo Seco, where daytime temperatures reach the mid 80s. This vineyard is cooled by fog and wind drawn in from the cold waters of Monterey Bay.

The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard and again at the winery before being completely de-stemmed. Whole berries were fermented in small open-top tanks. Gentle punch downs provided for optimum extraction while maintaining an elegantly structured wine.  The wine was aged for eleven months in 10% new French oak.

The 2018 Tempranillo has a beautiful garnet color with aromas of raspberry, dried fig, cocoa, and earth. On the palate it displays lingering flavors of red and black fruits, weightless tannins, and medium acid - delicious by itself or paired with full-flavored grilled meats and vegetables.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Arroyo Seco
Acid
5.3 g/l
pH
3.65
Aging
11 months in 100% french oak; 10% new
Alcohol %
13.8
Production
195 Cases

A History of Acclaim

2018 Vintage:

2017 Vintage:

2016 Vintage: 90 Points - JamesSuckling.com