2018 Reserve Tempranillo
A new-world expression of a Spanish classic
About the Wine
The historic Spanish variety, Tempranillo has found a successful home in the vineyards of Paso Robles. Like its home in the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions of Spain, Paso Robles offers hot summer days, cool nights, and little rainfall. Our 2018 Reserve Tempranillo tempts you with beautifully layered fruit, exotic spice and floral highlights, and a long, complex finish with firm tannins. This wine will definitely gain further complexity and balance with a few years in the cellar. It never fails to amaze with its affinity toward a wide variety of foods. ¡Que aproveche!
Clear, bright with a deep ruby/purple core and light rim, and moderately stained tears on the glass.
Aromatic with muted, ripe strawberry roll-up and black cherry fruit, oak and baking spice barrel notes, dusty baked earth with red and purple floral notes.
Full ripe but muted fruit of red and black cherry, strawberry fruit on entry with oak and barrel baking spice on entry. The mid-palate shows dusty, baked clay with sustained fruit and intriguing floral accents leading into a moderately long finish with fresh acidity and firm, mouthfilling with sustained fruit, spice and oak notes.
Stainless steel closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice-daily pump-overs
Barrel aged for 21 months in 42% new French Oak
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS
A very food-friendly wine, try our 2018 Reserve Tempranillo with a beef stew or lamb tagine, or, after laying it down for a few years in the cellar, pair it with grilled meats, a vegetable lasagna, ratatouille, or sopressini pasta.