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Hawk Haven

Hawk Haven
2015 Signature Series, Tempranillo, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32.99

Hawk Haven
2015 Signature Series, Tempranillo, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of dried red cassis, citrus flower waters, savory pies, and scorched tobacco leaf with a satiny, lively, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long berry fruit leather, dried blood orange, and crushed stones finish with light oak. A unique wine from the Outer Coastal Plain that takes an old-world approach to tempranillo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Old World
Aroma Aroma: dried red cassis, citrus flower waters, savory pies, and scorched tobacco leaf
Taste Flavor: berry fruit leather, dried blood orange, and crushed stones
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Gnocchi Bolognese, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique wine from the Outer Coastal Plain that takes an old-world approach to tempranillo.

The Producer

Hawk Haven Vineyard

The Producer
600 S Railroad Ave
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
USA
1 609-846-7347

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.