I’ve had the opportunity to sample several Texas wines, both red and white, over the past month. Tonight’s wine, a 2005 Tempranillo, hails from San Martiño Winery and Vineyards located in Rockwall, Texas. Native to Spain, Tempranillo is quickly finding a home in the Lone Star State.
The Tempranillo retails for $32.50 and is available for purchase online from the wineries website. Oak aged for 24 months, the wine clocks in at 14.5% alcohol. On the nose, earthy-leathery scents followed by cherries and plum. In the mouth, black cherries, plum, black currant, and spice. Solid tannins are present but integrated with nice structure and a firm finish. A delicious wine by San Martiño, and one I would revisit again, if not for the steep price tag.
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