Stag's Hollow Winery 2012 Tempranillo - 90pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2012 Tempranillo (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $30
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 305 cases
Date Tasted: October 15th, 2014

Tasting Notes: Be sure to spend ample time appreciating the nose of this fragrant Tempranillo. Search through the layers of baked plum and raspberry fruit, Autumn flowers and pipe tobacco aromas and try to imagine which scents are linked to the three distinct vineyard sites from which the grapes are sourced (Naramata Bench, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls) and which scents owe their fealty to winemaking practices such as 15 months in American oak barrels or 50% whole berry fermentation.

The dry, fruity palate has the texture and weight of a fine, village Beaujolais, with light, smooth tannins, red and blue fruit flavours and a long finish balanced nicely by fresh berry acidity and lingering savoury notes. Enjoy this wine now and over the next 3-4 years. Drink 2014-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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