Pedernales Cellars

Pedernales Cellars 2016 Texas Hill Country Tempranillo
2016 Texas Hill Country Tempranillo

One of our favorite things about making a Hill Country designated Tempranillo is the opportunity to truly showcase Texas terroir. This Tempranillo is distinctly different from a High Plains Tempranillo and showcases earthier and woody tones. A side by side can be impressive even in the same vintage. This vintage highlights some local Hill Country growers we have known for years. The Speier’s focus primarily on Tempranillo in their family vineyard and it is one of the most meticulously cared for vineyards around. Everything is managed by hand – in fact you can barely fit a tractor in the vineyard. 

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Wine Specs

Texas Hill Country
Parr, Speier, and Kuhlken Vineyards
August 2016
6.75 (TA)
New American and 2nd use oak, 12 mos.
Bin w/ manual punch downs

Wine Profile

This lighter-bodied Tempranillo shows notes of red cherry, leather, spice and tobacco on the nose. Oak notes are also quite expressive on this wine with hints of vanilla, clove, and coconut. Tart cherry, thyme and sage are prominent on the palate and are completed by soft tannins.
Spanish cheeses, pork, or vegetarian dishes
100% Tempranillo