The Kuhlken Vineyards Reserve is a wine we make using only fruit from our estate vineyard in Fredericksburg, Tex-as. Planted by our family in 1995, the estate has grown from 4 to 17 acres and still contains some of the origi-nal plantings of Merlot and Cabernet which you will find in this blend. The vineyard is tended to entirely by hand from pruning to harvest, and in 2016 the Kuhlken Tempranillo was produced in the winery manually as well—never seeing a pump. This effort to preserve the delicate fruit of this vintage meant all punch downs were completed manually and even the finished lots were barreled using only gravity. A beau-tiful vintage in the vineyard and in the bottle, we hope to enjoy the memories of 2016 for years to come.