The 2015 GATHER Tempranillo may very well be our favorite wine to date.  Silky and layered, 2015 is an elegant and food friendly vintage that pairs well with a variety of cuisines.

With a vibrant ruby hue and aromas of Luxardo cherries and violet, the 2015 Gather lures you in with savory notes of dried herbs and five-spice with a hint of lavender that carries over to the palate. As you delve in, layers of star anise, cocoa, espresso, cherry, raspberry, ripe black plum and subtle Amaro and are revealed for a truly complex yet highly quaffable experience. Lush and silky tannins give way to refreshing, balanced acidity, and a long, lingering finish. The blend is composed of 91% Tempranillo and 9% Graciano. Six barrels produced. 

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2015 GATHER Tempranillo

Blend: 91% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano

Vineyard: Shake Ridge Vineyard

Aged: 18 months in French oak barrels   

Production: 144 cases

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Shake Ridge is warm, sun-kissed site, high on the slopes of Amador, at the base of the Sierra Mountains. The combination of high altitude and cool air drainage from the mountains allows temperatures to drop significantly in the evening, with a diurnal shift of up to 60 degrees. This juxtaposition translates to rich fruit flavors, while retaining freshness and acidity.  Meticulously farmed by Ann Kraemer, our Tempranillo and Graciano come from the original planting of Duero clones in the F Block, embedded in iron-rich volcanic soils with quartz outcroppings. Shake Ridge Vineyards supplies fruit to bevy of notable winemakers, and we are excited to be included amongst them. 

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