NEW RELEASE! 100% Tempranillo. Since 2007, we have been very lucky to acquire our Tempranillo fruit from Steve and Sharon Shinn’s vineyard along Davis Road just west of Lodi. Picked each year at the peak of perfection it produces a delightful wine: luscious, fragrant, full bodied with dark fruit flavors hinting of blueberries to plums. Nuances of leather and coffee will linger on your palate. In the winery, we age this wine for 18 months in neutral barrels providing a nice complexity to the wine and a subtle oak spice on the finish.
Harvest Dates: September 2, 2014
Brix at Harvest: 24
Vineyard Designation: Shinn Family Vineyard
Aging: 18 months in neutral oak
Bottling Date: July 2016
Residual Sugar: 0.9 g/L
$22.40/bottle for wine club members
Varietal Fun Facts: Tempranillo is a Spanish varietal that has taken hold here in the Lodi AVA. Tempranillos can range from a light, medium bodies wines with cherry notes to a rich dark full bodies wines exhibiting dark fruit flavors. Extended oak aging brings out blueberry flavors in the wine.