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Frey

Frey
2019 Biodynamic, Tempranillo, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Frey
2019 Biodynamic, Tempranillo, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6%
Dark ruby black color. Aromas of black plum, blackberry, tree bark, black tea, peach puree, raspberry juice, pomegranate juice, red vermouth, and anise with a supple, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, breezy leather, black peppercorn, clove, mushroom, cherry cobbler, thyme, and vanilla finish with medium, coating tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A fruit basket of a Tempranillo with hints of herbs and spices.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Funky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: black plum, blackberry, tree bark, black tea, peach puree, raspberry juice, pomegranate juice, red vermouth, and anise
Taste Flavor: leather,, black peppercorn, clove, mushroom, cherry cobbler, thyme, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruit basked of a red - full of dark fruit flavors with a hint of herbs and spices; very food friendly.

The Producer

Frey Vineyards Ltd.

The Producer
14000 Tomki Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-5177

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.