The 2014 Tempranillo shows focus and density with rich aromas of black cherry, anise and fresh picked plum. This Iberian beauty is texturally bold and accompanied by marble smooth tannins. With a muscular yet graceful structure, flavors of tobacco, cedar and cherry are seamlessly woven together with the backbone of the wines natural acidity. The vibrant fruit flavors are complemented by savory notes that keep this wine balanced and fresh. Drink now through 2025.
One of the earliest harvests on record here in Amador County. The first fruit arrive on August 11th with the last lots being processed at Renwood on September 26th. We experienced a very early bud break due to the mild winter. Summer temperatures were warm except for the standard mid-July heat spikes for a period of 7-10 days. Our grapes ripened exceptionally well and extremely evenly, producing phenomenally high quality fruit for a 3rd vintage in a row. The wines from 2014 are vibrant, full-bodied, complex, savory and maintain exceptional natural acidity. Despite the ongoing drought conditions, the vines held up remarkably well. Vineyard yields were down about 20-30% across the all varieties resulting in very expressive and multi-dimensional fruit characteristics in the new wines.
~ Joe Shebl, Winemaker