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Moon Curser Tempranillo 2021

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe South Okanagan version of tempranillo is gaining fans, which is good. Comparing it to Spain’s Rioja version is not a good idea. 2021 is a good follow-up on 2020, albeit a little less generous in all aspects, but still well made and fun to drink. The fruit comes off a couple of sandy, silica, and granite sites on the East Bench facing the southwest slope. Look for an opaque dark indigo colour. The attack is juicy, with plenty of savoury blackberries, black cherry, and a fine stream of acid that keeps it focused and fresh. It is not as elegant as the new tempranillos of Spain, but this is a solid effort worth trying or laying away for three to five years.Tasted: 01 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$37.99750mlwinery direct, limited retail and restaurant availability
Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
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Grape: Tempranillo/Tinto Fino/Tinta del Toro/AragonezCSPC: 778019UPC: 626990114666