Tempranillo

Piedra Roja Block 22

The Tempranillo That Could

A little over two years in large format French Oak barrels and another 8 months months in bottle, allows our single vineyard Tempranillo to exhibit bright aromas and flavors of pomegranate, plum, dark cherry, herbs & boysenberry jam. These lead into hints of dark chocolate, sweet blonde tobacco and dusty/earthy aromas and flavors. The well balanced acidity and ripe/mature tannins, help round out this 100% varietal Tempranillo. Our Tempranillo pairs well with Spanish Chilindron stew, a rack of lamb or any dishes incorporating rosemary and thyme.


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
It wouldn’t be a Spanish influenced winery if we didn’t have Tempranillo. As Sangiovese and Nebbiolo are to Italy, Burgundy and Bordeaux to France, Tempranillo is to Spain. As Spain’s flagship varietal, in the right hands it produces some of the greatest wines ever made. In certain elevations of California, we are very similar to several regions in Spain renowned for producing Tempranillo. While I am not trying to replicate Spain in California, I am trying to produce a California-style Tempranillo, just as winemakers have done with Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. We share structure and flavor characteristics with the greats of the Duero but we are our own, and damn proud of it.
Winemaker Notes
I grew this little beauty about fifteen years ago. It blew my mind, and has consistently been blowing my mind since. Try this, it’s a game changer.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Sierra Foothills
Alcohol %
14
Wine Enthusiast
91

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Winemaker Notes
I grew this little beauty about fifteen years ago. It blew my mind, and has consistently been blowing my mind since. Try this, it’s a game changer.
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Tempranillo
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