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Barons Creek Vineyards

Barons Creek Vineyards
2018 Tempranillo, Texas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$46

Barons Creek Vineyards
2018 Tempranillo, Texas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Fruity aromas of dried blueberry, prune, fruit and nut press, and dark chocolate with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length spiced nuts, licorice, and baking spices finish. A rich, decadent Tempranillo swimming in succulent dried fruits and attractive spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dried blueberry, prune, fruit and nut press, and dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: spiced nuts, licorice, and baking spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, decadent Tempranillo swimming in succulent dried fruits and attractive spice.

The Producer

Barons Creek Vineyards

The Producer
5865 E Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
USA
1 830-304-3000

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.