2014 Single Acre Tempranillo
Planted widely throughout Spain and Portugal, Tempranillo is quite rare in the Dundee Hills. Although a warmer variety, it perfectly ripens in our lower elevation section 52.3. This medium bodied, yet elegant wine was aged in French oak barrels for 15 months to give it complex spice notes.
A temperate spring and perfect weather around fruit set coupled with a terrific summer of warm temperatures and dry days led to a beautiful vintage of perfectly sized, lusciously ripe fruit. We had our earliest harvest on record, starting with our younger Pinot Noir sections on September 8th. The wines from this vintage are concentrated and fruit driven, illustrating both restraint in winemaking—letting our vineyard display its nature as well as power of a robust growing season.