Fling Tempranillo 2014
A spicy California expression of Spanish Tempranillo with a great dark purple-red color.
Tempranillo, the noble red of Spain’s Rioja, is a vibrant, aromatic varietal that offers spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors.
A great lunch-in-the-sunshine wine this is definitely an everyday drinking wine to pair with simple meats like chicken, leg of lamb, and pork loin. Will work with bolder meat dishes like duck or an aged cheese like Manchego or Idiazabal. Works with similar foods to Pinot Noir but can go further into bigger flavors.
Warm, earthy aromas of blackberry and raisin with overtones of chocolate and that subtle floral quality which defines fine Tempranillo. In the mouth a deliciously fruity wine, full and robust with flavors of berries, plum and spice with just a touch of tobacco finishing with a nice soft tannin structure.
Fermented in an open-top, temperature-controlled stainless steel tank, then transferred to French Oak barrels for 11 months.
This El Dorado Tempranillo comes from 10 year old vines grown in the Duarte-Georgetown vineyards, high atop the Georgetown divide at around 2500 feet, situated on deep red clay loam soils giving the wines deep color and structured round tannin. The grape's name [Tam-pren-illo ] translates to "little early one," referring to the fruit's early ripening tendency.
Aged for 11 months in French oak barrels providing depth and complexity to the wine while adding only subtle oak notes on the palate.