Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Tempranillo.

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR

August 21st, 2015 | No Comments

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR Oregon has become an absolute wine destination. Willamette Valley has led this charge with a consistent track record for pumping our great Pinots. However, just North of the California border, in the shadow of Mount Shasta, lie the towns of Ashland and Medford. These two small towns are surrounded […]

St. Amant 2012 Tempranillo

March 11th, 2015 | No Comments

St. Amant 2012 Tempranillo A big kid wine. Newbies need not apply. The nose is full and big. Full of dark ripe fruit. I’m starting to notice a theme with wines from St. Amant. Bold and unapologetic. This rascal is full of spice. The tannins mean business so knuckle up and hold on. Not out of […]

Kidder Family Wines 2012 Tempranillo

October 30th, 2014 | No Comments

Kidder Family Wines 2012 Tempranillo A mixed berry and mint nose. The palate is plummy with a currant tone and full of spices. Pointed but restrained tannins are abundant. Light body makes for a fun and food friendly wine. Playful. Reail: $24 K&S Rating: 4 of 6 Winemaker Notes: “Derived from the Spanish word “temprano” […]

Carvalho 2012 Tempranillo

October 25th, 2014 | No Comments

Carvalho 2012 Tempranillo Gentle and easy raspberry and boysenberry notes in the nose. Bigger than average tannins gets the mouth chalky in a hurry. Tongue scraper please. The big red fruit keeps rolling down your palate with angular acidity. The finish is long with a few bumps along the way. Leaves a few spices to hang […]

Harney Lane 2010 Tempranillo

September 25th, 2014 | No Comments

Harney Lane 2010 Tempranillo Jumbles and jumbles of berries with an underlying current of cedar. The nose is friendly and definitely doesn’t prepare you. Boom! This rascal is big from the minute it hits your tongue. Your tongue get’s pinned. Taken hostage. Tied down against your will with velvet ropes. Like getting beat wrestling by a huge, […]

Helwig 2012 Tempranillo

September 16th, 2014 | No Comments

Helwig 2012 Tempranillo Smells “Big Boy” playful. White pepper, warm oak and some soft fig or brown sugar. It gets excited on your palate like it was restless in the bottle. Goes big fast. It blows up in your mouth like a mini-pepper bomb. Just when you think it might be too much or you’ll […]

D’Art 2012 Tempranillo

June 24th, 2014 | No Comments

D’Art 2012 The Dance Blend Fresh, aromatic cedar, sage and mixed berries will rise from the glass. Tart tannins take over as soon as it hits your palate. They are not too big but big enough to make you smack your lips. Expect a spicy pop at the end of the show. Retail: $24.00 […]

Fields Family 2011 Tempranillo

April 4th, 2014 | No Comments

Fields Family 2011 Tempranillo A very Tempranillo, Tempranillo.  Big tannins and sits well on the tongue.  It’s a heavy rascal.  Ironically, the spices are not big.  On the contrary, they are mild but long. They keep coming.  They slide for quite a while from the very beginning until the long awaited end. Retail: $22.00 […]

Ripken 2008 El Matador Tempranillo

February 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Ripken 2008 El Matador Tempranillo Raspberries and strawberries will entertain your nose.  Some traditional spices will jump into the action soon enough.  On your palate, the spices will continue and spread out.  Look for an oaky mid-palate and a few tannin “ruffians” to show up and push your tongue around.  This darlin is big and […]

M2 2011 Tormenta Tempranillo

January 22nd, 2014 | No Comments

M2 2011 Trio Blend I would really like to get my nose back into this guy.  I feel like I missed something. It was talked up to me by someone I met and also in the tasting room.  The talk started with the 2010 but folks were raving about this wine. After tasting the offerings […]