This wine exemplifies the idiom "Tempranillo is the Cabernet of Spain". This robust garnet red wine has intense dark berry and plum aromas, medium tannins, earthy and leather notes with a rich and long vanilla finish. It should age gracefully for another decade.
2023 San Francisco Chronicle Gold Medal
This Tempranillo is from the Las Lomas Vineyard in Placerville grown by Irene and Nemorio De Casas.
This wine was cold soaked for a couple days before inoculation and fermented in bins for 10 days until dryness.
My first Tempranillo was made in 1994 and I've made it almost every vintage since then. To me Tempranillo just has it all, color, body, depth of fruit and complexity when aged appropriately. Our Customers over the years have donned it "The Favorite" among many fine wines.
Food Pairing Notes
I love the versatility of Tempranillo! It is my go to wine with Roasted Pork, Carnitas, but is also great with Beef empanadas and so on...
136 cases Produced