Ron Yates, Tempranillo 2017, Friesen Vineyards, Texas High Plains, Texas
Tasting Note: A Texas tempranillo that is no pushover with body, power and hair on its chest!
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity, nose of cassis, huckleberry, black currant, blackberry, leather and rhubarb compote.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied tempranillo has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose along with hints of tobacco and dried oak.
The midpalate is fulsome and radiates complexity with black fruit and hints of vanilla.
A tempranillo that would pair well with grilled meats as well as the carnitas burrito I’m pairing with it tonight.
Bottle Note: These ranch brands represent eight generations of ranching and farming in Texas for the Yates family. They also represent the joy and the struggle that comes with that life. We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy making them. Please join us in our journey as we create new traditions.
Tasting Date: September 29, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.