2021 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 birthplace in the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions of Spain, Paso Robles offers hot summer days, cool nights, and little rainfall. Our 2021 Reserve Tempranillo tempts you with beautifully layered fruit, exotic spice, 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 and bright with a deep ruby/purple core and black secondary color, lighter at the rim with slow-forming, moderately stained tears on the glass.
Aromatic with fresh strawberry jam, ripe black and red cherry, dried leaves, forest underbrush, cigar box, vanilla, and subtle herbal Amaro notes.
On the dry full-bodied, and youthful entry, the wine shows baked strawberry, dried sage, and thyme herbal shadings with ripe black cherry and barrel spice. The firm midpalate shows mouth-filling tannins, savory mushroom notes, and ripe black fruit. The long finish exhibits sustained fruit, holiday spice, roasted coffee, firm tannins, and balancing acidity that keeps the palate fresh.
Stainless steel closed-top tanks with UV43 yeast and twice-daily pump-overs
Barrel aged for 22 months in French Oak (30% new)
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS
A very food-friendly wine, try our 2021 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.