Inwood Estates

Tempranillo Cabernet Blend

8.827 ratings
8.73 pro ratings
Texas High Plains, Texas, USA
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.1

The curveball out of our 4 reds! This was red number three and at the end, 1,2 and 4 would all be bordeauxs. After 1 and 2, it was easy to identify this as more new world. I didn't guess Tempranillo, (I guessed old Napa cab), but appreciated a TX wine as there seems to be a step up in TX quality over the last few years. Spicy, plum filled, and well integrated at this point.

The curveball out of our 4 reds! This was red number three and at the end, 1,2 and 4 would all be bordeauxs. After 1 and 2, it was easy to identify this as more new world. I didn't guess Tempranillo, (I guessed old Napa cab), but appreciated a TX wine as there seems to be a step up in TX quality over the last few years. Spicy, plum filled, and well integrated at this point.

Feb 22nd, 2017
Aaron Means

Ripe fruit, leather, earth, and then those Cabernet tannins finish you off,.....

Ripe fruit, leather, earth, and then those Cabernet tannins finish you off,.....

Jan 4th, 2015
Aaron Means

Eases you in with some delicious sweet cherry-cranberry flavors, leather, and ends with cedar-y tannins from the Cab. Unique but not my favorite of the lineup.

Eases you in with some delicious sweet cherry-cranberry flavors, leather, and ends with cedar-y tannins from the Cab. Unique but not my favorite of the lineup.

May 5th, 2014
Jenae Langston

Really enjoy this wine. Great with food or as a stand-alone.

Really enjoy this wine. Great with food or as a stand-alone.

Nov 23rd, 2020
Mark Flesher

I don't really think I gave this wine much of a chance, and I'm really not sure why. Rockstar winemaker Dan Gatlin has created a very nice wine. The nose is a lot of boysenberry and black cherry. Very raucous and earthy. Entry has a hint of that typical Texas tart terroir, but settles down very nicely. Sweeter red and black fruits give way to a fig and plum. the finish on this wine is exactly what this needs to go with a variety of fare: cheeses, meats, sauces and dips, BBQ. I don't know if I would hold this one too much longer, as to me the significant impression is made in the first two thirds of this wine, which will probably not improve with more bottle aging.

I don't really think I gave this wine much of a chance, and I'm really not sure why. Rockstar winemaker Dan Gatlin has created a very nice wine. The nose is a lot of boysenberry and black cherry. Very raucous and earthy. Entry has a hint of that typical Texas tart terroir, but settles down very nicely. Sweeter red and black fruits give way to a fig and plum. the finish on this wine is exactly what this needs to go with a variety of fare: cheeses, meats, sauces and dips, BBQ. I don't know if I would hold this one too much longer, as to me the significant impression is made in the first two thirds of this wine, which will probably not improve with more bottle aging.

Apr 24th, 2019
Michael Norwood

I’ve never thought a wine was salty before tonight. I wish I still hadn’t. After the initial wave of salt passes there’s some nice fruit. But the salt. 🤦🏻‍♂️

I’ve never thought a wine was salty before tonight. I wish I still hadn’t. After the initial wave of salt passes there’s some nice fruit. But the salt. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Oct 21st, 2017
Matt Forester

Spicy Texas Tempranillo Blend. Creamy and tangy. At the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, TX.

Spicy Texas Tempranillo Blend. Creamy and tangy. At the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, TX.

Sep 30th, 2016
Brandon Bradrick-Files

Good wine with the In-Laws!

Good wine with the In-Laws!

Mar 8th, 2015
Ashley Cannon

Very earthy, nice tannis soft mouth feels

Very earthy, nice tannis soft mouth feels

Dec 7th, 2014
Ted Markus

With Thanksgiving dinner #2

With Thanksgiving dinner #2

Nov 28th, 2014