2015 Tempranillo

$16.00 NEW RELEASE FOR Catch the Crush Weekend

This medium bodied Spanish varietal wine greets the nose with aromas of dark berries, cherry and wood spice. The aromas flow onto the palate and are enhanced with the playfulness of medium tannins and a warm finish. Match this delightful wine with grilled or smoky meat at your next backyard bar-b-que or at a fiesta paired with your favorite Mexican foods!

Sugarloaf Vineyard Fermentation: 18 months American Oak
pH: @Bottling 3.8
Columbia Valley AVA TA: @Bottling 0.60g/100mL
Only 68 cases produced RS: 0%
 $16.00/ 750ml Alcohol: 13.0% vol

Sugarloaf Vineyards is located on a southwest facing hillside in the western most section of the Rattlesnake Hills.

Established and planted in 2005 by Joe Hattrup, this unique vineyards site features hillside contours and a variety of soil structures that are perfect for growing wine grapes.

Sugarloaf specializes in Rhone varietals including Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier as well as the spanish varietal Tempranillo.

Plantings:

Grenache
Mourvedre
Syrah
Tempranillo
Viognier
Riesling
Pinot Gris
Established: 2005
Location: Wester Yakima Valley on South slopes of Rattlesnake Ridgte.
Acreage: 37 acres
Plantings: Grenach, Tempranillo, Nourvedre, Syrah, Viognier, Riesling, Pinot Gris,
Soil Composition: Shallow silt loam, lots of gravel and clay mixed in.
Heat Summation Units: 3200 plus
Growing Season: Long warm high elevation frost fee with lots of hang time.
Elevation: 1000′ to 1250′
Vine Spacing: 6×9
Row Direction: 45 degree to the southwest
Training System: Bilateral cordon trained to VSP Vertical shoot position.
Hand pruned to three ton per acre