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Tempranillo, "El Jefe" 2012

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I love Spanish wine. I love Tempranillo. I love this wine. It is complex, suave. The kind of profile I love in the greatest Rioja. Warm earth, cool blood, iodine graphite, wrapped in a satiny matador’s cape.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Wahluke Slope
Vineyard designation:
Stoneridge Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Tempranillo
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Aging:
60% new French oak (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "92-94 points. Aged in 80% new French oak, the 2012 El Jefe Tempranillo Stoneridge Vineyard gives up classic Christmas spice, cedar and graphite to go with a core of both red and black styled fruit. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and with the tannic grip of the variety, this solid effort will benefit from short-term cellaring and evolve gracefully for over a decade." (Wine Advocate)

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