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Sentero

Sentero
2015 Tinto, Tempranillo, Toro

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13.99

Sentero
2015 Tinto, Tempranillo, Toro

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1%
Deep purple color. Jammy, rustic aromas of bramble, dusty road, and fruit loops with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a cheery peanut butter and jelly sandwich, tar, earthy oregano, and pixie sticks finish with earthy, chewy tannins. A tangy, fruity and chewy Tempranillo for steaks.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: bramble, dusty road, and fruit loops
Taste Flavor: peanut butter and jelly sandwich, tar, earthy oregano, and pixie sticks
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Sirloin, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy, fruity and chewy Tempranillo for steaks.

The Producer

Felix Solis Avantis USA

The Producer
407 Devlin Rd. Suite 102
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-492-9915

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.