We experimented with some of our vessels that we aged our 2021 Tempranillo in for the first time. Historically aged in only French oak, we decided to give some American oak a go, ala Rioja. Specifically, a species of white oak native to Oregon that doesn't impart the same flavor profiles as oak from other parts of the country can. The result was additional complexity and layers in the wine that we hadn't experienced in previous vintages. We aged yet another barrel's worth in stainless steel, giving the wine some bright fruit notes.
A Tempranillo with a perfumed nose and black fruit notes. Hints of licorice and pipe tobacco add depth. The upfront tannins and touch of grip are balanced by the presence of tart, fresh fruit flavors on the palate.