Castillo de Feliciana Vineyard and Winery 2010 Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $28

By on March 22, 2014

castillo-de-feliciana-tempranillo-2010Here’s an Oregon winemaker in the Walla Walla Valley producing Tempranillo from Washington’s warm and arid Wahluke Slope. It hints at black raspberry, president plum, chocolate and cinnamon toast in the aromas. On the palate, there’s a fair bit of toasted oak on the entry, then a reward of black cherry, boysenberry and black pepper tones throughout. It’s a more lighter-structured Temp than many in the Northwest, with acidity cast ahead of tannins. This wine is available at their Woodinville tasting room, which offers Ladies Game Night on March 27.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 270 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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