Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of black currants, cherries, sweet strawberries, light oak, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, chocolates, coffee, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, oak, light vegetables and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.
This is a nice surprise. This 7 year old Tempranillo from Spain is drinking very nicely now.
Nicely balanced and tangy, with a nice mouthfeel. Fruit forward and enjoyable by itself or with food.
This 100% Tempranillo is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes), and shows some tannins. Becomes very tangy on the mid palate, after 2 hours in the decanter.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses and light appetizers.
14% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 7 days ago
Raspberry, cherry, cranberry and plum fruits. Hints of violets, Tomato, chocolate and Smokey vanilla on the finish. Very soft and fresh tasting. There is an elegance here. Thanks Ron! — 3 days ago
Surprising for its contemporary posture at such a young age. Lovely soft notes of maraschino cherries and cedar on the nose. The palate is restrained, soft and rounded. Tannins are supple, and are already integrated. Really nice length and harmonious finish. Ready to drink now. — 21 days ago
Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has cedar box, plum skin, milk chocolate (light), dry green herbs (light), blackberry, dried cherry, cocoa powder and cut red pepper.
Palate has ripe plum, cedar sawdust, ripe blackberry, espresso bean (light), mocha and roasted red pepper (light).
Absolutely beautiful bottle, could hold 10+ more years, last bottle of course, yet amazing, such a long finish, like wow, everyone paid attention to this bottle at dinner. — 17 days ago
The terroir of the Old vines in Sierra Foothills give this California grown Tempranillo a beautiful new world character. The fruit is forward but balanced and just a lovely easy wine to drink. Acid structure solid for cellaring but it’s hard to tell how long without tannic testing — 9 days ago
Brambly blueberry and blackberry fruit compote with some cocoa on the finish. Low acidity and medium body. Juicy and food friendly. Holding up quite well. — 3 days ago