2017 Tempranillo Reserve
Silver Medal- International Women’s Wine Competition
Our Tempranillo clone originates from Spain where it is the #1 wine grape. We built this wine after the traditional Rioja style. Worldwide, Tempranillo is the fourth most sold wine following Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot. It is well-known for its spicy, smoky and leathery flavors that age well. The grape’s popularity is growing quickly in the United States. Tempranillo is one of only a handful of grapes that has red juice. Most all red wine grapes have white juice and the flavor/pigment is derived from the skins. It also has an enzyme that naturally fights oxidation, which allows for long-term barrel aging.
This special release of our Tempranillo is of a single barrel, less than 25 cases made. It is an elegant yet powerful wine and we feel it exemplifies the very best of everything the Apetahi Vineyard offers!