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2012

Tempranillo

Vibrant and aromatic, Tempranillo is the most famous variety of Spain.

Taste

A rich, full-bodied wine with a beautiful ruby color and aromas of currants, baked plum and herbal spice. Integrated tannins provide a smooth long finish.

Food Pairings

Tempranillo pairs well with all kinds of foods because it’s savory. In Spain, it’s paired with roasted vegetables and grilled or braised meats. Try it with lasagna, pizza and dishes with tomato-based sauces and also Mexican food, such as chile rellenos or enchiladas.

Viticulture Notes

Grown in the Lodi Appellation, this variety does extremely well in the warm sunny days and cool nights, similar to the Mediterranean climate. This vineyard is located in the sub appellation called Mokelumne River AVA, which is characterized by well-drained, sandy soil types. The vines are grown in bilateral configuration, with vertical shoot positioning. Vine balance is key, with shoot, leaf and cluster removal during the growing season.

Winemaking Notes

Grapes were harvested in the morning and gently crushed to a temperature controlled stainless steel tank. The wine was fermented around 85°F and was pumped over three times a day until going dry on the skins. The tank was drained, and the skins were removed to a press, where a soft pressing liberated the wine from the skins and seeds. It was then aged with oak for 16 months and allowed to undergo malo-lactic fermentation before being racked to tank for finishing and then bottling.

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Snap Shot

Appellation:Lodi

Grapes:Tempranillo

Alcohol:14.5% by Vol.

Residual Sugar:0.10 g/100 mL (%)

PH:3.57

Total Acidity:6.0 g/L as Tartaric Acid

Harvested:October 2012

Brix at Harvest:25.5º Brix Average

Bottled:December 2014

Production:640

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