'Four Twelvths' Texas, Tempranillo Blend, 2017
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An exceptional expression of Tempranillo produced in a riper, more fruit-forward way that’s modeled more after styles of Ribera del Duero than classic Rioja; even though the blend consists of 33% Graciano, the classic blending partner with Tempranillo in Rioja. The Tempranillo is from the sloped, 13 year old Valley Mills Vineyard in Valley Mills Texas, and the Graciano is from Lahey Vineyard in Brownfield, the largest family owned vineyard in Texas at 1040 acres. Each grape was harvested and fermented separately, aged an average of 12 months in mix French and American oak and then blended to a 67% to 33% ratio - 12 barrels of Tempranillo and 4 barrels of Graciano, hence ‘4/12’.