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2020 Texas Tempranillo Reserve
2020 Texas Tempranillo Reserve

The 2020 Tempranillo Reserve is one of my favorite wines. With a hot dry year, berry sizes were small and flavors were concentrated while chemistry was surprisingly good. We used several different Tempranillo blocks and vineyards to make this wine, each bringing to the table something different. Some have more tannin, some more red fruit, some more black. Blending in Alicante and Cinsault boosted the depth and the fruit on this wine, while Graciano added structure and earth. We’ve also been increasing the use of French oak on our Tempranillo which has been contributing to more fruit, structure, and hints of minerality in our Temps.

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$50.00
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SKU: 20TXTEMPRESERVE

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Tempranillo
Appellation
Texas
Vineyard Designation
Multiple
Acid
TA: 5.2
pH
3.81
Aging
17 mo French and American oak
Fermentation
Bin w/ manual punch downs
Bottling Date
04/15/2022
Alcohol %
14.4

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine has a lovely and aromatic nose with black cherries, brown sugar and caramel, chocolate and fig. The palate matches the nose with lots of ripe velvety black cherries and a cocoa finish. The tannins on this medium plus bodied wine are ample but not astringent. Drink now through 2034.
Awards
2023 Camp Good Days Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition - Double Gold 2023 Lone Star International Wine Competition - Silver 2024 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver
Winemaker Notes
Appellation: Texas High Plains, Vineyard: Multiple, Elevation: 3,800 -3,600 ft, Soil Type: Red Sandy Loam over Caliche
Food Pairing Notes
Red meats, rosemary crusted prime rib, pate, rillette and just about any special holiday meal.