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Spangler

Spangler
2012 Tempranillo, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$27

Spangler
2012 Tempranillo, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Bright, baked aromas and flavors of roasted berries, ink and oil, and pepper with a soft, dry medium body and a tingling, brisk marinated beets, grass, and cedar mulch finish with firm, grippy tannins and moderate oak. A very dry and mellow table wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & oaky
Aroma Aroma: roasted berries, ink and oil, and pepper
Taste Flavor: marinated beets, grass, and cedar mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Braised Argentine Steaks, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very dry and mellow table wine.

The Producer

Spangler Vineyards

The Producer
491 Winery Ln
Roseburg, OR 97471
USA
1 541-679-9654

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.