Our third crop of the Spanish varietal Tempranillo experienced ideal hang-time of independently hanging clusters, leading to slow and steady sugar accumulation and well-ripened tannins. Harvested in early autumn at ideal ripeness, the fruit underwent a long maceration to soften tannins with élevage in 50% new French oak. This 100% Tempranillo boasts a deep ruby hue, with aromas of cocoa nibs, cigar box, violets, blackberries and ripe Bing cherries. The full-bodied texture shows concentrated and layered flavors of freshly upturned earth, Mission figs, and dark chocolate, interwoven with mouth-coating tannins. Its long finish leaves hints of herbal notes and baking spice on the palate.