Watch out Rioja, Texas is making some temptingly tasty Tempranillo. We review the Bending Branch Newsom Vineyard Tempranillo.
Tempranillo from Newsom Vineyards in the Texas High Plains. The wine spends over 30 months in oak.
Sample submitted for review. The Bending Branch Tempranillo has an SRP of $30 (Saturday Splurge) and is available around that price.
Progressive, respectful, passionate. Bending Branch Winery is driven by tradition and innovation, Old World technique and groundbreaking technology. The goal is simple and clear: to make the very best wines possible from the finest grapes in Texas.
Bending Branch Winery Tempranillo is a youthful magenta color that hints at its red currant and black cherry palate. Medium bodied with gently balancing acidity, it reveals top notes of vanilla, cigar box, and warm blackberry cobbler
-Robert W. Young, MD Winemaker
Produced and Bottled by Bending Branch Winery
The 2017 Bending Branch Newsom Vineyard Tempranillo begins with a really attractive aroma of blackberry, black cherry, wonderful baking spice and more.
Wow! This wine tastes fantastic with rich, juicy, deep fruit, lovely baking spice notes throughout and dusty minerality underneath. Balanced and complex, watch out Rioja!
It ends dry, slightly chewy and quite long with lots of vibrant, juicy rich fruit and spice lingering in mouth followed by vanilla and then those dusty tannins from the palate. I love it.
This is just a pleasure to drink right from the very first pour and it only gets better from there.