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2019 Texas High Plains Tempranillo
2019 Texas High Plains Tempranillo

On the Winemaking side, we have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Tempranillo. On one hand, Tempranillo is easy going and extremely blend friendly. It seems to be open to different types of oak treatment, here is was mostly neutral, and it ages in a fairly predictable and enjoyable way. However it’s chemistry is at times a challenge. Tempranillo doesn’t have a naturally high acid, and in warm years, without careful growing practices, acids can really drop low. In 2019, we had a cooler and longer growing season— so while many of our wines are lighter bodied, we had lovely chemistries. Combined with a year in bottle (I think Tempranillo particularly develops beautifully in bottle) we are quite pleased how this vintage is showing. 

Note that it is unfined, and vegan.

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SKU: 19TXHPTEMP

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Texas
Vineyard Designation
Lahey, Newsom, Desert Willow
Acid
TA: 5.5 g/L
pH
3.72
Aging
12 months American Oak
Fermentation
Stainless Steel
Alcohol %
14.1

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine has a lovely bouquet of red fruits, vanilla, cola, and leather, with hints of red liquorice and cedar. It’s a well balanced wine with medium to medium plus body and alcohol. Medium tannins and acid lead to a long, smooth finish.
Vineyard Notes
Appellation: Texas High Plains, Vineyard: Lahey, Newsom, and Desert Willow, Elevation: 3400–3600 ft., Soil Type: Sandy Loam over Caliche, Eolian Sand
Winemaker Notes
Composition: 75% Tempranillo, 17% Graciano, 8% Mourvèdre
Food Pairing Notes
Charcuterie boards, pork, pasta with red sauce...just about anything. This wine is very food friendly!
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