The fruit for this bottling is sourced from the Riverbank vineyard located in Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco Appellation, where daytime temperatures reach the mid to upper 80s. This appellation 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 destemmed. 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 24% new French oak.
The 2019 Tempranillo has a beautiful garnet color with aromas of cherry pie, molasses, and sweet herbs. On the palate it displays lingering flavors of purple and black fruits. This wine features sweet tannins, a full body, and medium acidity — delicious by itself or paired with full-flavored grilled meats and aged cheeses.
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"Medium ruby color, clean, crisp and juicy with fresh, black raspberry fruit, balanced and delicious, long."
- Anthony Dias Blue, June 2021