2013 Tempranillo, Alexander Valley
A notable varietal from Spain, Tempranillo has been enjoyed by Spaniards for over 2,000 years! It was introduced to California in the 1890s. Today, Alexander Valley is one of the few viticulture areas in Sonoma County that produces Tempranillo. The name Tempranillo translates from Spanish to English as “little early one” because it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes.
Our 2013 Tempranillo from Alexander Valley was produced in an extremely limited quantity - only four barrels were produced. It’s a beautiful, full-bodied wine that represents the intensity of this complex grape. It’s bold, ruby red color is lush with aromas of red plum, baking spice, black cherry, and an earthiness, the latter which is a signature of Tempranillo. On the palate, you’ll experience blackberry and tobacco, making this a bold alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, but still a delicate and balanced wine, great for a chilly January evening.