2013 Urban Legend Tempranillo, Holland Landing Vineyard, Clarksburg AVA, California
Fantastic fruits. Mouthwatering acids. And just enough tannin to be complex while not overwhelming a good meal. That’s what puts our 2013 Clarksburg Tempranillo on our Top Ten list for great food wines. Tempranillo (pronounced, “tem prah NEE yoh”) is known as Spain’s “noble grape”. It is the mainstay of Spain’s Rioja wines, but a relative newcomer to California.
This vibrant, aromatic varietal leads with red-fruit aromas and flavors of red raspberry and cherry. A hint of herbs and a spicy note of pepper follow on the nose. On the palate, red plum leads to an elegant finish with hints of pepper and cocoa. You might even find the essence of tobacco.