2016 "La Herencia"
An homage to the leading red grape of Spain, this Tempranillo blend marries the savory, tobacco, and red fruit elements evocative of its homeland with the bright, earthy, dark fruit characters of the Texas High Plains. Spanish for heritage, La Herencia, deftly balances brawny flavors with an elegant structure. Tart black plum and concentrated red cherry aromas are framed by aromas of smoky cigar box. Judicious use of oak reveals hints of vanilla and cedar, leading to a soft, yet earthy finish. A great pairing for grilled meats or mushroom risotto.
La Herencia, or heritage, is a salute to Tempranillo, the main red grape of the Rioja region of Spain, and a grape that has excelled on the Texas High Plains. This dry red is mainly Tempranillo softened by blending small amounts of Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan. The wine is fermented in stainless steel and then oak aged to further soften the tannins and enhance the aromas and flavors of dark cherry, plum and spice.
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