2019 Tempranillo, Newsom Vineyards
Bending Branch Winery first produced Tempranillo from Newsom Vineyards in 2010. The warm days and cool nights of the Texas High Plains AVA allow this early ripening Spanish grape variety to achieve complex flavors and aromas that reflect the region's legendary red soil.
Texas High Plains
September 13, 2019
32 months in American and French oak
Half-ton open-top containers
Flavors of mushroom, peppercorn, cranberry, and black cherry cola
Gold/Reserve Class Champion/Reserve Texas Class Champion – 2023 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
Three generations of the Newsom family farm grapes for Bending Branch Winery on their land near Plains, Texas. Their fruit is consistently among the very best in Texas. 3,700 ft elevation with sandy, red clay loam soils over caliche limestone.
71% whole berry maceration, 29% flash détente
Food Pairing Notes
Eggplant parmigiana, blackened salmon, Texas brisket