2013 Tempranillo "Chileno"
Upon pulling the cork, this wine is like an excited puppy trying to jump out of the glass; brimming with bright stone fruit and sweet vanilla notes. Give it a few swirls and secondary aromas of wet clay, tobacco and leather make their presence known in a more dignified manner. A velvety plush palate carries flavors of ripe plums, sweet sage and cranberry. While the savory characteristics pair wonderfully with grilled fair, the medium-weight viscosity makes this wine accessible in the absence of food. This wine is very much in its youth and will continue to reveal layers for some time after opening.
Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Composition: 91% Tempranillo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage: 30% New American Oak