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2017 Idaho Tempranillo

2017 Idaho Tempranillo
2017 Idaho Tempranillo


"There are a few classic grape varieties in the world that demand specific conditions to thrive. One of those grapes is Tempranillo. Soon after our Idaho journey started, we found out how well suited it is to our hot, dry, high-elevation vineyards of the Snake River Valley. I feel very fortunate to be able to work with this grape and uncover what it is capable of, especially in the Snake River Valley. I find Tempranillo ideal for sipping while you share life and laughter with friends. So, here's to the grape that thrives in the desert and to its new American roots."

-Melanie Krause, Winemaker

Vineyards

Sawtooth
 
Tasting notes

Earthy aromas join black olive, red currant and eucalyptus. The flavors follow the aromas, and the texture is medium bodied with a long, lingering finish.

Production notes

Hand harvested. Fermented in 1 ton bins with 3 punch-downs per day. Bladder pressed after an average 7 days of skin contact. Malolactic fermentation in barrel. 20 months of barrel aging in barrels of French, Hungarian and American origin. 47% new and 2nd year barrels, 53% neutral barrels. Bottled in June 2019.

Other notes

We love this wine with lamb or goat cooked over an open flame. Make sure you get some char on the meat, it will pair nicely with the earthy tones of this Tempranillo.

When to drink: During the first several years, decant for an hour & then enjoy. Drink now or age up to 15 years. 

AWARDS

2019 Idaho Wine Competition : Gold Medal

PROFILE

VINTAGE 2017
VARIETALS Tempranillo (85%), Merlot (10%), Cab Sauv (3%) & Syrah (2%)
WINE REGION Snake River Valley
ACID 6.0 g/L
pH 3.98
CELLARING 20 Months in French, American & Hungarian Oak Barrels
RESIDUAL SUGAR 0%
ALCOHOL 14.1% abv
BOTTLES 750ml
CLOSURE Traditional Cork
CASES PRODUCED 130
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Vintage2017
VarietalTempranillo
AppellationSnake River Valley
VineyardSawtooth
Acid6.2 g/L
PH3.87
Aging20 months in oak
Residual Sugar0%
Alcohol14.10%
Volume750 ml
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