In my opinion Tempranillo is a variety with a very bright future in Washington. This 100% Tempranillo opens with a nose composed of earthy components and smokey dark fruits. In the mouth the earthy, dusty elements persist, creating a wonderfully textural feel. The tannins are not shy in this one, delivering just the right amount of grip to make this a great wine to pair with rich pork belly dish!
Review Of Washington Wines:
This is a fine rendition of a classic Spanish variety. It shows a deep ruby-crimson color and aromas of black cherry, plum, black currant, crushed roses, mulberry, sweet tobacco, Spanish lavender, cedar and spiced incense. The flavors are round yet thick and structured, with notes of licorice, cacao, chicory coffee and silty earth and minerals. The wine tightens up a bit on the back with roasted berries and nuts, touches of leather and ccarcoal, followed by a lingering Rioja-like dryish tannin finish. 19/20 points.