- Get ready to uncork magic. Jorge packed everything into this supple red – warm Mediterranean sun, and fresh coastal air included.
- It's not just common old Reserva, this is Gran Reserva, and in Spain that really means something. He only used the grapes that have the best fruit, structure and intensity.
- And the wine is matured slowly, in toasty American oak barrels for a full 18 months to give it that mellow, smooth, caramel and vanilla flavor. Not to mention... it's been bottle aging ever since! Yum!
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- Everything about Jen's Tempranillo makes us smile. It's got that vibrant purple color, juicy flavor bits like dark berries and chocolate... just like Ms. Pfeiffer, it's just plain fun.
- Angels love Jen (who wouldn't?) and demanded more and more of her wines for the USA... so we grabbed all the Tempranillo we could muster to please the masses.
- Consider this red your ultimate BBQ buddy - it goes with anything grilled and everything savory. Try it with a BBQ sausage pizza! Gooey cheese, spicy meat and a crisped up crust are magical with this wine.
- In 2013, Antonio lost 55,000 gallons of irreplaceable wine in one night, after lightning struck his family winery in Ribera Del Duero.
- Angels funded Antonio to rebuild and start again. This Tempranillo is your thank you – a velvety smooth, well-balanced red with a beautiful oaky backbone... from one of the most prestigious regions in Spain!
- Introduce some lamb chops to the BBQ, grill until the sweet scent of charred lamb fills the air, then pour yourself a large glass of this triumphant Tempranillo - it's lip-smackingly perfect!
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Scott took a step away from his 90% Pinot Noirs to showcase a new Oregon red – he says the best Tempranillo in the U.S. grows in Umpqua Valley, and it's time you two got introduced.
In short, believe the hype. This powerful red gives Oregon Pinot a run for its money. It's full-bodied and flush with ripe fruit - humming with a rich and toasty finish that'll coat your tongue and fill your dreams.
Only 600 cases of this barrel-aged red were made, and you're going to want to show it off to friends. Grab a couple of bottles while you can and do a blind tasting with friends – see if Oregon Pinot or Tempranillo reigns supreme!