2015 ReZerve Tempranillo
The Tempranillo grape traces it's origins to the great and noble (and, these days, very expensive) vineyards of Ribera Del Duro and Rioja of North Central Spain. This limited release is from our own small estate hilltop vineyard planted in the early 90s it is farmed naturally and grown sustainably to produce fruit of exceptional purity and richness. The wine is medium to full bodied with intriguing aromas of sage, cinnamon and an almost vanilla like toasted almond character. The mid palate flavors suggest ripe black cherries and pomegranate with hints of kirsch supported by supple smooth tannins. Zesty and vibrant with a snappy lingering finish, this wine's structure makes it an ideal complement to Jamon Serrano and Prosciutto de Parma as well as California's very own Santa Maria Tri Tip roast.