Team TempranilloGod I love the smell of Tempranillo! Sour cherry, tobacco (non-burning), and oak. Yum, yummie! Outside of Sangiovese, and the financially ever-elusive (for me anyway) nebbiolo grapes Tempranillo holds a special place in my heart. Tempranillo is a red wine grape native to Spain but is also grown extensively in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Thiswonderfully feminine Tempranillo I tasted this evening is from Mendoza, Argentina. See full wine stats below:
Producer: La Finca
Where Purchased: Trader Joes
La Finca Tempranillo is a off dry medium-bodied red with good balance and sports a cloudy ruby red hue. Expect a mix of black fruit and oak and a medium finish on your palate. Pair this food-friendly La Finca Tempranillo with curry or a Spanish dish. If you haven’t guessed already I highly recommend this Tempranillo. It has all the characteristics of a traditional Tempranillo at a great price point!
Experienced Wine Drinker: Buy
Noob Wine Drinker: Pass