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2Hawk

2Hawk
2014 Limited Reserve, Tempranillo, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42
Cellar Selection
2017 Best Tempranillo

2Hawk
2014 Limited Reserve, Tempranillo, Southern Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3%
Black garnet color. Aromas of black licorice, cured meats, and tomato jam with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a distinctive, very long Kalamata olive, smoked tomato, lapsang suchong, and ginger powder finish with well-integrated, earthy tannins. A smoky, savory wine that is both elegant and powerful.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black licorice, cured meats, and tomato jam
Taste Flavor: Kalamata olive, smoked tomato, lapsang suchong, and ginger powder
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Tea Smoked Duck, Spaghetti Carbonara, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, savory wine that is both elegant and powerful.

The Producer

2 Hawk Winery & Vineyard

The Producer
2335 N Phoenix Rd
Medford, OR 97504
USA
1 541-779-9463

Tempranillo

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.