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Peirano

Peirano
2015 Heritage, Tempranillo, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .39%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Peirano
2015 Heritage, Tempranillo, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .39%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, ripe peach, and jammy with a vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a carefree finish with soft tannins and light oak flavor. An easy drinking Tempranillo to have on its own or with dinner.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, plum, ripe peach, and jammy
Taste Flavor: blackberry, plum, ripe peach, and jammy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy drinking Tempranillo to have on its own or with dinner.

The Producer

Peirano Estate Vineyards

The Producer
21831 N Hwy 99
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-367-1305

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.