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Peirano

Peirano
2017 Estate, The Heritage Collection, Tempranillo, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Peirano
2017 Estate, The Heritage Collection, Tempranillo, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Dark violet color. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee, menthol-mint, fire-roasted pimento, and tobacco with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish conveying suggestions of ripe cherry and olives with drying tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A rock solid new world tempranillo that’s at once earthy and bright.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted coffee, menthol-mint, fire-roasted pimento, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of ripe cherry and olives
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 rock solid new world tempranillo that's at once earthy and bright.

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.