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2018 Tempranillo

Sonoma Valley

The 2018 Tempranillo embraces Spanish elegance as a medium-bodied wine with alluring aromas.

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$600.00

Tasting NOTES

The 2018 Tempranillo embraces Spanish elegance as a medium-bodied wine with alluring aromas of cherries, blackberries and molasses layered with intense fresh tobacco leaf. Flavors of raspberries and savory spice are followed by supple tannins. Great natural acidity completes this taste of Spain from California and we suggest you treat it like the Spanish: age for the next 7+ years and enjoy with a diverse array of tapas.

Vineyard NOTES

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.

Production NOTES

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

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Vintage:
2018
Wine Type:
Red Wine
Varietal:
Tempranillo
Varietal Composition:
  • 89% Tempranillo
  • 5% Malbec
  • 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3% Petit Verdot
Appellation:
Sonoma Valley
Acid:
TA: 5.84 g/L
PH:
3.75
Barrel Aging:
  • 14 months
    50% French oak, 50% American Oak, 30% new
Alcohol %:
14.5%

Retail $50.00 | 15-20% off for Bacchus Club Members

$50.00
 
$600.00

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