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 rendition of a Spanish varietal exhibits a semi opaque ruby color and intriguing aromas of black cherries, black plums, black currants, black roses, mulberry, maduro wrapper, Spanish lavender and wood smoke. The robust dark fruit flavors are deliciously thick, yet taut, with intermixtures of licorice, dark cacao, chicory roast coffee and loamy earth. On the back, the wine turns chewy textured, with sensations of macerated fruits, roasted almonds, dried cherries and charcoal, followed by a long Rioja-like dryish tannin finish. 19/20 points.