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2019 Tempranillo

Sonoma Valley

The 2019 Tempranillo embraces Spanish elegance as a medium-bodied wine with alluring aromas.

Retail $53.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members

$53.00
 
$636.00

Tasting NOTES

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.

Vineyard NOTES

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.

Production NOTES

Hand-harveed in the cool morning
Twice daily pump-overs
Indigenous malolaic fermentation and weekly battonage

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Vintage:
2019
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Tempranillo
Varietal Composition:
  • 83% Tempranillo
  • 9% Malbec
  • 3% Merlot
  • 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Zinfandel
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA: 5.9 g/L
PH:
3.78
Barrel Aging:
  • 14 months
    50% Fren oak, 50% American Oak, 30% new
Alcohol %:
14.5%

Retail $53.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members

$53.00
 
$636.00

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