La Niña brought good spring rain for the growing season with above average rainfall. Our vineyards where lush with an excellent canopy protecting the grapes for the ripening season. A cooler summer allowed for medium bodied red wines with spice and elegance.
For a long time I’ve had a fascination with the Spanish grape variety Tempranillo. We wanted to make a fun, early drinking style of wine and I think we nailed it.
Deep red, with a vibrant purple hue. The aroma is savoury, earthy, spicy with a hint of cherry, plum and blackcurrants. This wine is packed with vibrant fruit, subtle regional earthiness and rounds out with rustic tannins. A light to medium bodied style of tempranillo.
Drinking well now, but will continue to improve with 5 plus years further cellaring.
Pulled pork shoulder in the smoker with a glass of this tempranillo is a real crowd pleaser!
Michael De luliis