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2019 Reserve Tempranillo

A new-world expression of a Spanish classic

$45


Retail

$36


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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 2019 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!

Tasting Notes

Body

LightMediumFull

Appearance

Clear and bright with a deep ruby/purple core and black secondary color, and lighter at the rim with slow-forming, moderately stained tears on the glass.

Aroma

Aromatic with dried strawberry, black and red cherry, dusty leather, exotic wood, vanilla, and subtle minty notes.

Palate

Full-bodied, dry, and youthful with a red and black fruit mix on entry, exotic wood and spice along with oak and vanilla toward the midpalate, and notes of leather and firm mouth-filling tannins on the midpalate. The finish is long with sustained fruit, barrel spice, oak, and lingering tannins with fresh acidity.

Key Features

Appellation

Paso Robles

Fermentation

Stainless steel open- and closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice-daily pump-overs

Maturation

Barrel aged for 22 months in 31% new French Oak

Alcohol

15.0%

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS

Sopressini Pasta

A very food-friendly wine, try our 2019 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.

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