Major grape of the Rioja region of Spain, this medium bodied dry red wine showcases lots of earthiness under the fruit. Sexy.
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Suggested Aromas: Dark berry, earthy notes & caramel attributes. Big red fruit palate, lively acidity & firm tannins.
Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 6% Abbott Cabernet Franc, 6% Abbott Merlot, 6% Nebbiolo, 6% Malbec
Fermentation: Cool, eight-day fermentation
Time aging in oak: 18 months, French Oak
Finish Alcohol: 13.5 %
Acid/pH: 3.5 pH
Production: 200 cases
Age-ability: Should age well through 2023
Best time to drink: Now through 2021
Elevation: 4,200 ft
Exposure: Flat, lots of exposure
Soil: Sandy loam
FOOD PAIRING: Try it with pork tenderloin in a fruit (fig) reduction sauce or with chocolate.
SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.