Gramercy Cellars

Inigo Montoya Tempranillo

9.1141 ratings
9.043 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Justin Hart

Restrained but wonderfully well structured Tempranillo. Black plum, black pepper, black berries, and black angus! Just kidding about that last one ;) It is kind of meaty though, in a serano ham sort of way. Subtle anise and coffee hints add some beautiful background notes. Yum!

Restrained but wonderfully well structured Tempranillo. Black plum, black pepper, black berries, and black angus! Just kidding about that last one ;) It is kind of meaty though, in a serano ham sort of way. Subtle anise and coffee hints add some beautiful background notes. Yum!

Jul 17th, 2018
John Kemper

A dense dark red, the '08 Gramercy Tempranillo 'Inigo Montoya' opens on the nose with blackberry, espresso, violet and earthy licorice scents. It reveals plush dark fruit and baking spice flavors on the supple, full-bodied palate. Excellent depth and concentration on the long creamy finish. Walla Walla's homage to Spain.

A dense dark red, the '08 Gramercy Tempranillo 'Inigo Montoya' opens on the nose with blackberry, espresso, violet and earthy licorice scents. It reveals plush dark fruit and baking spice flavors on the supple, full-bodied palate. Excellent depth and concentration on the long creamy finish. Walla Walla's homage to Spain.

3 people found it helpfulAug 14th, 2014
Anthony Lombardi

Evocative of traditional Rioja with medium bodied, spicy red fruit & the vanilla/dill notes of American oak. A good candidate for some cellar time as it shows quite a bit of tannic structure.

Evocative of traditional Rioja with medium bodied, spicy red fruit & the vanilla/dill notes of American oak. A good candidate for some cellar time as it shows quite a bit of tannic structure.

2 people found it helpfulApr 26th, 2016
Noelle Harman

Opened this one hoping to delve into something unique . . . and of course Gramercy delivered. Leather & dark cherries, hint of cedar and spice. Like walking into a classy man-cave. :)

Opened this one hoping to delve into something unique . . . and of course Gramercy delivered. Leather & dark cherries, hint of cedar and spice. Like walking into a classy man-cave. :)

2 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

75% Tempranillo, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah & 5% Carignan. On the nose, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, pepper, spice, leather, tobacco, dry herbs, smoked meats, mushroom, black licorice & fresh purple florals. Fruits on the palate; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries and cherries bring up the rear. Black licorice, cigar, pepper, spice, leather, tobacco, dry herbs & dry stones. The tannins are M+ with a M body. There is very nice, structure, length and balance. Definitely has some cellaring ability. The finish is long & rich...50% fruit, 30% spice and 20% earth. Photos of, a vineyard photo hanging in their tasting room, their newer concrete fermenting tanks and another one of their vineyards.

75% Tempranillo, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah & 5% Carignan. On the nose, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, pepper, spice, leather, tobacco, dry herbs, smoked meats, mushroom, black licorice & fresh purple florals. Fruits on the palate; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries and cherries bring up the rear. Black licorice, cigar, pepper, spice, leather, tobacco, dry herbs & dry stones. The tannins are M+ with a M body. There is very nice, structure, length and balance. Definitely has some cellaring ability. The finish is long & rich...50% fruit, 30% spice and 20% earth. Photos of, a vineyard photo hanging in their tasting room, their newer concrete fermenting tanks and another one of their vineyards.

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2017
Jeff Burrows

Yummy in that modern tempranillo oaky fashion. I need to put the others down for a couple years.

Yummy in that modern tempranillo oaky fashion. I need to put the others down for a couple years.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014
Kyle Altomare

Cellar Master at Clos Pegase Winery

9.5

Still love it.

Still love it.

Jul 31st, 2016
Nick Benz

Soft, round temp, a little spice to finish

Soft, round temp, a little spice to finish

Jul 11th, 2015
Kyle Altomare

Cellar Master at Clos Pegase Winery

9.5

Oh my gawdddd

Oh my gawdddd

Mar 15th, 2015
Jeff Burrows

Nice earthy nose, spicy red fruit flavors

Nice earthy nose, spicy red fruit flavors

Nov 14th, 2014