Tapena Tempranillo 2008

The quintessential red wine grape from Spain, Tempranillo (temp-rah-NEE-yo), the little early one, adapts well to varied growing conditions. We think of this Tempranillo as Pinot Noir in blue jeans.

Tasting Notes
Intense ruby red colour with violet-blue undertones characteristic of young red wines. This is a classic Tempranillo, showing intense flavors of earth, plums and violets over a hint of orange peel. It is full and luscious in the palate, rich in ripe fruits and fine tannins, with a great balance and lingering finish.

Food Pairings
Tapeña Tempranillo is truly a food-friendly wine pairing well with a broad spectrum of dishes. Try it with paella, grilled lamb skewers, garlic prawns and broiled salmon.

Accolades
Gold Medal – 2011 Monterey Wine Competition

Analysis
Appellation: Tierra de Castilla, Spain
Composition: 100% Tempranillo
Acidity: 3.2 g/L
pH: 3.65
Alcohol: 13.5%

Tasting Date: September 2011
Vintage: 2008
Varietal: Tempranillo
Country: Spain
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $

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