2013 Tempranillo

$30.00

Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley

The wine has sour cherry aromas and flavors layered with hard spice, smoke and cocoa. There is a nice back note of spicy French oak that has integrated nicely with the wine.

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Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard

Edna Valley

  • Harvested on September 12, 2014
  • Brix at harvest 23.8
  • pH: 3.38
  • TA: 6.2
  • 20% Whole Clusters were fermented
  • Native yeast fermented
  • Demeter Certified Biodynamic
  • Aged for 2 years in barrel (30% new Francoise Freres & Ermitage)

The grapes for this wine were harvested about three weeks earlier than normal. It was a warm vintage and the heat started early in the season. The weather stayed clear and warm with-out the normal Spring/Summer marine layer off the coast that usually keeps the weather cool for most of the growing season. Nonetheless, I managed to pick at the right time, with a nice balance of acidity/pH and sugar.

This was the first year I fermented with whole clusters and I like the results. The wine definitely has a subtle stemmy aspect to it, but after two years in barrel and 30% new French wood, this has made the wine more spicy and complex.

The wine has sour cherry aromas and flavors layered with hard spice, smoke and cocoa. There is a nice back note of spicy French oak that has integrated nicely with the wine.

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