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2019 TempranilloSonoma Valley
The 2019 Tempranillo embraces Spanish elegance as a medium-bodied wine with alluring aromas.
Our vines, smuggled from the iconic Marqués de Riscal in Rioja, flaunt their pedigree by producing a masterpiece whose opening act bursts with youthful black cherry, and gentle balanced acidity. It progresses into a symphony of cocoa powder, cigar box, and warm blackberry cobbler, finishing with earthy paprika, tobacco leaf and licorice. Extremely food friendly, try this medium-bodied wine with paella or a tomahawk ribeye.
The Bundschu familys 160 year-old vineyard is located on the southwestern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, just eight miles north of San Pablo Bay. The terrain below 150 foot elevation features gently sloping Huichica clay loam soils with gravel deposits and cooler growing conditions that deliver minerality and focused acidity. Nestled next to our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines is a 5-acre plot of Tempranillo with a storied history. The vineyard is planted to two different clones a UC Davis 2 clone and the other one, the Mauro clone, traveled back with Jim and Nancy Bundschu in a suitcase from Spains Rioja region. Yep, our very own suitcase clone, and it definitely makes this wine unique.
Hand-harveed in the cool morning
Twice daily pump-overs
Indigenous malolaic fermentation and weekly battonage
- Wine Type:
- Red Wine
- Varietal Composition:
- 83% Tempranillo
- 9% Malbec
- 3% Merlot
- 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Zinfandel
- Sonoma Valley
- TA: 5.9 g/L
- Barrel Aging:
- 14 months
50% Fren oak, 50% American Oak, 30% new
- 14 months
- Alcohol %:
Retail $53.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members