Rioja, Spain- 92% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha. Mature fruit dominates in an incipient bouquet which captures the aging and a slightly toasty aroma. Soft tannin makes it palatable in spite of its young age. Long, excellent aromatic aftertaste.
Tempranillo is the great red grape of Spain, producing a variety of wine styles in regions around the country. Tempranillo wine typically features medium acidity, medium tannins and dark red color. Young, unoaked versions will be pleasantly fruity, with flavors of red fruits and jam. More complex versions, aged in oak – often American oak – will have vanilla, toast and meaty notes.