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The opening act bursts forth with scents of smoked paprika, well-worn leather and cigar box. Sophisticated flavors of charred meats, roasted peppers, and rich plum undulate with structured tannins
Smuggled from the iconic Marqués de Riscal in Rioja, our Tempranillo vines flaunt their pedigree unveiling a true masterpiece. The opening act bursts forth with scents of smoked paprika, well-worn leather and cigar box. Sophisticated flavors of charred meats, roasted peppers, and rich plum undulate with structured tannins. Our Tempranillo is a bold yet balanced wine that is utterly approachable.
The Bundschu family's 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
Retail $56.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members