2013 "INVADER" TEMPRANILLO

94% Tempranillo 6% Grenache

Horse Heaven Hills 

ON THE NOSE

Vibrant red berries, leather, vanilla & smoke lead the way.  Given some oxygen, the aromatics are enhanced with hints of black cherry, red currants, heavy toast, dried rose petals & herbs.

ON THE PALATE

Flavors of strawberry rhubarb, black cherry & smoked meats dominate while a fully-textured mid-palate leads to a long-lasting finish with bright red berries, spicy tannins and gravel.

METHOD

This spicy, handmade Tempranillo began with whole-berry fermentation in small bins, followed secondary fermentation in oak barrels.  Afterwards, the wine was blended early with Grenache to increase stability while enhancing mouth-feel and complexity.  After desired barrel aging, the Invader was bottled without fining or filtration to preserve flavor and aromatic integrity.

RATINGS & AWARDS

Silver Medal – 2016 SavorNW Wine Awards

Bronze Medal - 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition 

Bronze Medal - 2016 Seattle Wine Awards

'Excellent' – Great Northwest Wine

'Excellent' – Tasting Room Magazine

 




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