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


DISCOUNTS -

  • 12 or more bottles receive 20% discount - use discount code CASE20
  • Longship Wine Club Member 

    If you are a Longship Wine Club Member and need your discount code, please contact us at kyle@longshipcellars.com or 509 727 3015

    **AT THIS TIME WE CAN ONLY SHIP WITHIN WASHINGTON. IF YOU LIVE IN RICHLAND, KENNEWICK OR PASCO WE WILL DELIVER YOUR WINE FOR FREE! YOUR SHIPPING COST WILL BE REFUNDED AFTER PURCHASE.




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