Straight Line Tempranillo 2010
#STR10TE3 | 750mL
One of our favorite offerings each vintage, this '10 Tempranillo is sourced from Madder Lake Vineyard in Lake County and a touch of Graciano is included in the blend from Sueno Vineyard in Lodi. Loaded with black plum, mineral and spice, this debut vintage shows incredibly well upon opening. - Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
Straight Line Wine & Couloir Wines
"With a deeply hued purple color, this Tempranillo exhibits great depth and character. Intensely perfumed with aromas of blackberry, purple fruit, black pepper, bacon and smoke. The palate is full-bodied yet restrained; fine tannins mingle seamlessly with rich notes of roasted red fruit, dried leaf, roasted meat, Mediterranean herb and an interesting hint of minerality. Sophisticated and rich, this wine has a long length, ending on a note of sweet red berry and smoke. This Tempranillo is compromised of fruit from three different California vineyards: Madder Lake Vineyard, Liberty Oaks Vineyard and Sueo Vineyard. Winemaker Notes - The fruit was hand harvested and hand sorted into half-ton picking bins and brought directly to Turley Wine Cellars. With a five-to-seven day cold soak, including one punch-down per day, tannin management and color extraction was assured. The fruit was then removed from refrigeration, warming and activating the native yeasts, and placed into open-top fermenters. One-third of the Tempranillo from the Madder Lake Vineyard was left in its whole-cluster state, while 100% of the fruit from the Liberty Oaks and Sueo Vineyards was de-stemmed. To ensure further tannin management, no more than two gentle punch-downs per day were preformed during the height of fermentation. New French oak barrels were employed, 40% of which were new and the wine was aged for one year. Production: 550 Cases"
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