Keyways Tempranillo 2011

Keyways Tempranillo 2011Purchased from Keyways Vineyard $34/Bottle

Aaron:  Raspberry balsamic vinegar flooded the nostrils and led to a flavor which felt spicy for a tempranillo.  I was expecting something calmer with mild tannins but much of this is due to the Temecula climate.  This wasn’t harsh but it certainly is on the bold side.  Some bitterness rounds out the subtly sweet cherries making for a nice though somewhat chalky wine.  88 points

Teri: Keyways makes a pleasant Tempranillo with a rich dark cherry smell and a full body but smooth taste. Nice balanced oak blends with fruit on the palate with some raisin and oak on the finish. A good bottle but not too distinctive. 88 points


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