The aromas freely drifting up from the glass offer scents of smoky, roasted meat accented with spicy red fruit. With a little breathing, the mid palate reveals deep layers of mocha & white chocolate. The finish persists quite long, accentuated by ripe tannins that will melt with age in the bottle. Enjoy it with Filet Mignon with peppercorn sauce, or other boldly flavored meat dishes.
The summer of 2014 was the hottest on record for most of the Willamette Valley, making it less of a struggle to ripen Tempranillo. We adjust crop loads with our Tempranillos based on the weather each year to promote ripeness while avoiding over-ripe flavors. Aged 20 months in 10% new American oak barrels.