10 Pacific Northwest Tempranillos to try today

by | Sep 1, 2013 | Featured wines, Idaho wine, News, Oregon wine, Washington wine | 0 comments

Cinder Wines 2010 Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $28

Idaho wineThe grapes for this Tempranillo come from Rocky Fence and Sawtooth vineyards, and winemaker Melanie Krause – another graduate of the University of Ste. Michelle – has crafted them into a big, spicy red. It opens with aromas of tobacco leaf, red cherry and cola. On the palate, it’s a dark, brooding wine with notes of ripe plum, chocolate and pomegranate. The tannins are robust on the entry but mellow a bit by the finish.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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