Red wine of the Week
WFE Editor’s Choice
Jeremy Wine Co. 2011 Tempranillo, Amador County, 14.9 percent Alcohol, $24
This Summer I spent an afternoon at the TAPAS festival (Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society), a tasting in San Francisco that featured Tempranillos made in California and Arizona. As I walked the two rooms, tasting many offerings from 40 wineries, I landed on Jeremy Wine Co. as my favorite, and it is a great value at $24 as well. I recommend opening a bottle of this luscious, velvety, well-balanced jammy blast on International Tempranillo day, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
This 2011 Tempranillo from Jeremy Wine co. is a robust wine with a bold nose –bright cherry-plum notes and sweet hints of lightly smokey vanilla. In the mouth, the fruit opens up with playful boysenberry and black cherry, finishing in powerful and bold, round tannins and lingering sweet fruity spice notes. This is a fantastic vintage from one Jeremy’s favorite Amador county vineyards.
This wine can be purchased on the Jeremy Wine Co. website,
For more information on TAPAS and their annual events visit www.tapasociety.org