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.
Our third vintage of Tempranillo from Folin demonstrates the elegance and finesse this Spanish varietal will express when unencumbered by excessive over-ripeness or manipulation. We love how one glass of wine can take our senses to so many different places. Initial framboise aromas of crushed briar fruit are followed with nuanced masculine aromas of pine sap, charcoal, and tobacco. The palate is luscious with loads of black fruit, like a wild berry galette, or black cherry jam. This rich and generous wine would sing alongside dishes with mole—a little spice, and a little smoke.
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.