2013 Nevada Tempranillo

2013 Nevada Tempranillo


Dry, exploding with tobacco, earth, and spice on the nose. Rich in tannin and flavor with a surprisingly smooth finish.  Medium ruby red in color and medium bodied red wine. This wine typifies the wild west of Nevada. This wine benefits from an hour of breathing before serving

90 Points BTI, GOLD Tastings World Wine Championship, SILVER San Francisco International, SILVER International Womans Wine Competition, BRONZE Indianapolis International, BRONZE Tasters Guild

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2013
Varietal Tempranillo
Appellation Nevada
Vineyard School Lane
Harvest Date August, 2013
Aging 18 months French & American Oak
Fermentation Open top fermenters
Alcohol % 13.2

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes A seamless Tempranillo. Balanced and focused, this marries earth, tobacco, and leather elegantly with soft raspberry and a good tannic structure. Offers notes of fresh herbs and spices with toasty cedar on a lingering finish. Typifies the wild west of Nevada! Enjoy this Tempranillo with brisket, smoked meats, and beef stroganoff!
Ratings 90 points Tastings World Wide Championship
Awards To date all vintages of this wine have won 2 GOLD, 6 SILVER & 4 BRONZE Medals
Vineyard Notes Amargosa Valley is home to School Lane Vineyards.
Production Notes Open top fermenters with three hand punch downs daily.
Winemaker Notes Tempranillo is a black grape variety widely grown which makes a full-bodied red wine in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early") a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes

Product Reviews

Vince Patrick's Gravatar

Vince Patrick
1 1 1 1 1 (May 25, 2015 at 7:51 AM)

I knew this Tempranillo was going to be amazing from the second I picked up it's leathery and cedar aromas. I've tried other really good Tempranillo from California but in my opinion, this one takes the prize!

Rob Dunn's Gravatar

Rob Dunn
1 1 1 1 1 (Dec 14, 2015 at 8:48 PM)

One of the best wines I have had in the area. I had heard that the grapes are grown in Amagosa Valley and processed in Pahrump. The aroma brought me back to wonderful memories of campfires and good friends. The flavor is gripping with spices distinct to the area and an after taste as smooth as they come.

JOEL PECK's Gravatar

1 1 1 1 1 (May 16, 2016 at 8:56 AM)

This wine has become a favorite of my friends in Ohio. Unique and wonderful a great wine that could have a higher price point.

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