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El Olvidado

El Olvidado
2014 Reserva, Tempranillo, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Sustainable Agriculture
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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El Olvidado
2014 Reserva, Tempranillo, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 14%
Medium color. Aromas and flavors of red fruit and herbs with a bright, dry light-to-medium body and a brisk finish with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A simple red to serve with everyday fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: red fruit and herbs
Taste Flavor: red fruit and herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple red to serve with everyday fare.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.