Wine of the Week: 2011 Upper Five Tempranillo

Vineyard: Upper Five certified-organic vineyard in Talent

Winemaker: Terry Sullivan

Recognition: The 2010 Tempranillo received 90 points from Wine Spectator

Price: $28

Goes with: Paella, smoked or cured meats such as Spanish chorizo, char-broiled meats, molé.

Tasting notes: Despite a cool growing season, the tempranillo came in very ripe, resulting in full fruit flavors with fine but present tannins. Dark cherry, black currant and a hint of plum dominate.

— Janet Eastman


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