Rogue River Valley Tempranillo
Raptor Ridge’s Tempranillo is sourced from the warmer climes of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley. Folin Vineyard is situated at high elevation (about 2000’) where evening coolness helps temper against Southern Oregon’s heat-filled days. Our version demonstrates the elegance and finesse this Spanish varietal will express when unencumbered by excessive over-ripeness or manipulation.
Raptor Ridge began sourcing tempranillo grapes from Rogue Valley AVA's Folin Vineyards in 2011. Folin Vineyard is situated at high elevation (about 2000 feet) where evening coolness helps “temper” against southern Oregon’s heat-filled days. These wines are typically bold, with rich and often spicy notes, full tannins, and dried cherry and plum fruit.
Bold, dried cherry and plum with rich and spicy notes, full tannins, beautiful structure and silkiness, the 2015 Tempranillo Reserva yearns for Spanish tapas.