Jarvis Estate Grown Tempranillo 2013, Napa Valley, California

“Dimitri Tchelistcheff, our long-time consultant, had a special feeling for Tempranillo and suggested planting one acre, making this a very limited production wine. The name Tempranillo comes form the Spanish, “temprano” which means “early”, and Tempranillo true to its name is always our first red grape to ripen. Aging for a minimum of 12 months in 100% French oak helps to make this an especially food friendly wine.” – from the Winery. The grapes for all Jarvis wines are grown in our own hillside vineyards, which were originally planted in 1986. The winery and vineyards are co-located in the Vaca Mountains of Napa, about 1,000 feet above the valley floor, just four miles east of the city of Napa. The cool mountain growing region provides moderate temperatures for optimum ripening of the grapes. Vibrant, deep-red hue in the glass. Bright aromas of cola, red fruit, licorice and menthol abound upon entry, complemented by a complex flavor profile of floral, fruit and earthy notes. This wine is both youthful and elegant as it dances across the palate.