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Stina’s Cellars

Stina’s Cellars
2014 Tempranillo, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28
Cellar Selection

Stina’s Cellars
2014 Tempranillo, Wahluke Slope

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Dusty deep purple color. Fruity aromas of wild berry melange, patent leather, coconut cream, peach coulis, and cola with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long anise, fine cigars, blackberry jam, pink peppercorns, and peony petals finish with fine, silky tannins and light oak. Pure fruit takes front and center in this succulent and sophisticated Washington tempranillo; a must-try.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: wild berry melange, patent leather, coconut cream, peach coulis, and cola
Taste Flavor: anise, fine cigars, blackberry jam, pink peppercorns, and peony petals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Pure fruit takes front and center in this succulent and sophisticated Washington tempranillo; a must-try.

The Producer

Stinas Cellars

The Producer
9316 Lakeview Ave SW, Ste B
Lakewood, WA 98499
USA
1 253-227-9748

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.