Fall Creek Vineyards, ExTerra Tempranillo 2017, Salt Lick Vineyards, Texas Hill Country, Texas
Tasting Note: A strong, serious tempranillo with body and texture that could tackle a steak!
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry, black currant, black raspberry puree, leather, tobacco, cassis and black cherry.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied tempranillo has medium-plus-intensity, black fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity, and ripe, medium-plus-tannin that completes with a long, black-fruit-and-leather finish.
The midpalate is fulsome and concentrated.
Tempranillo as big as the pride of Texas itself.
Bottle Note: Nature is a fickle force, but once again in 2017 the myriad elements that encompass the terroir of the Salt Lick Vineyards aligned for a winemaker’s dream harvest. Honoring this gift from the earth, we have named these captivating wines, ExTerra. Barrel-aged 17 months in 64% American oak and 36% French oak. 100% Tempranillo. 245 cases produced. Sergio Cuadra, Director of Winemaking.
Tasting Date: October 4, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.