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Stag's Hollow Tempranillo 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAn improvement over our last encounter with 2011. It’s juicier this time around with smoky, sweaty, cherry, earthy, pomegranate notes, if a bit warm. A year of bottle age has helped this red soothe its tannins and gather itself. The ferments were punched down by hand and after 13 days of skin contact, was pressed into French and American oak barrels and aged 20 months on its fine lees before a final racking and the addition of nine percent malbec. It’s bottled unfined and unfiltered. The tempranillo is grown in Naramata at Ramuda Vineyard on a silty clay site, and at Stag’s Hollow Vineyard over gravels and coarse glacial till. The malbec comes off the sandy loam terroir of Plut Vineyard in Osoyoos.Tasted: 20 November 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.99 winery direct and private wine shops Producer: Stag's Hollow Winery and VineyardDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Grape: Tempranillo/Tinto Fino/Tinta del Toro/AragonezCSPC: 617571UPC: 626990139645