2015 Elainea Vineyards Tempranillo
We love this Tempranillo. Spicy, tart cherry with low tannins on a crisp but full bodied red wine. The grapes were grown only two miles from Engelmann Cellars right up the street from the Gravel Pit Vineyard. The well drained soils of those two vineyards grows a grape with great complexity as proven on the Gravel Pit Syrah. I taste several similar characters in the two wines, but the Tempranillo has a completely different fruit character as well as body and finish.