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Moon Curser Tempranillo 2020

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAbout the time this grape was planted (2005), Spain was abandoning the heavily-wooded, long-aged Rioja style in favour of tempranillo with more snap and vibrancy. This south Okanagan version has neither of those attributes or the old Rioja style for that matter, but rather a rich, savoury lush style that slides down quickly and with a great deal of warmth. It’s particularly handsome in 2020, which many would claim is a perfect vintage. The fruit comes off a couple of sandy, silica, granite Osoyoos East Bench vineyards with a southwest slope. Look for heaps of blackcurrant, baked plums, cinnamon, and sweet vanilla. This will need time in the bottle or a robust leg of rosemary-rubbed lamb. If you like your big red and rich, this is it.Tasted: 17 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$34.99750mlwinery direct, limited retail and restaurant availability
Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
Pure Global Imports
Grape: Tempranillo/Tinto Fino/Tinta del Toro/AragonezCSPC: 778019UPC: 626990114666