2014 Reserve Tempranillo

For the third drought year in a row, 2014 was early, mostly due to lack of water. Once ripening began, the hot, dry summer threatened to turn our precious grapes into raisins and it was a race to get them off the vines and into fermenters. It was a smaller crop than average, but intense concentration.

Tasting Notes

Dried herbs, pie spices, and earth surround the bright cherry aromas. The palate is full of dried plums, tart cherries, herbs, and spices. It fills your mouth with good structure and long toasted oak and hazelnut finish.

Technical Data

Vintage: 2014
Alcohol: 14.5%
Appellation: High Valley, Lake County
Barrels: 2/3 French and 1/3 American oak
Time in Barrels: 24 Months
Cases Produced: 360

Suggested Retail: $35

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