Wine of the Week: 2009 RoxyAnn Tempranillo

2009 RoxyAnn Winery's Tempranillo

Vineyard: RoxyAnn Estate Vineyards in Medford

Winemaker: John Quinones

Recognition: 90 points from Wine Spectator

Price: $26

Case production: 596

What it goes with: Grilled rib eye steak, Moussaka, paella with chorizo, chicken, shrimp, bacon burger

Tasting notes: Tempranillo is one of Southern Oregon's most distinctive varietals. This wine is 77 percent tempranillo, 12 percent syrah and 11 percent cabernet sauvignon. It has black cherry flavors and spice and floral scents wrapping a polished frame of firm tannins with a mineral, grilled plum and blackberry finish.

— Janet Eastman

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