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Bar Z

Bar Z
2012 Bayer Family Vineyards, Tempranillo, Texas High Plains

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23

Bar Z
2012 Bayer Family Vineyards, Tempranillo, Texas High Plains

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.2%
Dark garnet color. Interesting aromas of stewed fruits, chocolate, and dark roasted nuts with a slightly chewy, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a medium-long pickled beets, pomegranate and sour cherry, and cedar finish with chewy tannins. A savory mouthwatering Tempranillo with great varietal character and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: stewed fruits, chocolate, and dark roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: pickled beets, pomegranate and sour cherry, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory mouthwatering Tempranillo with great varietal character and structure.

The Producer

Bar Z Wines

The Producer
19290 FM 1541
Canyon, TX 79015
USA
1 806-488-2214

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.