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2014 Tempranillo

A medium to almost dark Ruby color are easily noticeable on this wine. The initial aromas are oaky and dark baked Blueberry pie. A nice bit of earth, leather, spice, and dried current notes are also noticeable. The wine has a big round start with nice fruit and then a bright uplifting finish. Flavors of dark cherries mixed with bakers’ chocolate lead to wanting more. 

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Tasting Notes

A medium to almost dark Ruby color are easily noticeable on this wine. The initial aromas are oaky and dark baked Blueberry pie. A nice bit of earth, leather, spice, and dried current notes are also noticeable. The wine has a big round start with nice fruit and then a bright uplifting finish. Flavors of dark cherries mixed with bakers’ chocolate lead to wanting more.

Vineyard Designation

Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3164 Pick Date: October 1st 2014 Vineyard Review 2014 was a hot vintage in Eastern Washington. Coyote Canyon vineyard fared very well and had great fruit. Winter wasn’t extreme, and the spring had just enough rain to get the grapes off to a great start. When summer rolled around it was hot and steady, the good news was we didn't have a lot of days over 100 degrees which allowed the crop to ripen at a nice even pace. When Fall arrived, the grapes were ready about a week ahead of schedule. The crop load was relatively low tonnage, only about 2.5 tons per acre.

Winemaker Notes

Tempranillo is one of my favorites here at Coyote Canyon. It is a little finicky because it ends up having a high pH, so I need to watch it carefully during its aging process. I love the brightness of the acidity and the nice tannin profile it ends up having. I decided to blend a fair amount of Graciano into the 2014 vintage and it gives the wine a much deeper feeling. The two grapes seem to work very well together. The grapes were harvested in early October, they were all hand picked and then delivered to the winery. I fermented the lots separately and then aged them in oak barrels for 18 months. The wine has time to pick up some nice oak notes and evolve over that period. After the first year I blended the wines, so they could mature as a blend for a while prior to bottling. This wine goes great with pizza and pasta. The acidity balances well with tomato dishes.

Pairings

This wine goes great with pizza and pasta. The acidity balances well with tomato dishes.
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Tempranillo
Varietal Composition 75% Tempranillo 25% Graciano
Appellation Horse Heaven Hills
Harvest Date October 1, 2014
PH 3.93
Bottling Date June 30, 2016
Alcohol % 14.3%
Size 750 ml