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Duende Tempranillo 2009 Wine Review

Duende Tempranillo 2009

Duende Tempranillo 2009

Clements Hills, Lodi, California, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2012-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Duende

Agent: Nectar Wine Imports

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Dark chocolate, espresso and mocha on the nose from generous oak aging. Black plums and fleshy blackberries with smoke and toasty oak on the palate. Full-bodied and supple.

This Duende Tempranillo 2009 was reviewed on November 20, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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Tempranillo is the great red grape of Spain and the main ingredient of one of the world’s great wines- Rioja. Duende Tempranillo shares Rioja’s famous intensity and exotic quality, but it is richer, darker, and more flamboyant than its old world cousin. We harvested these Tempranillo grapes from 35 year old vines farmed by Gregg Lewis in the rolling Clements Hills, between the plains of Lodi and the western face of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Clements Hills is the largest, most geographically diverse sub-appellation of Lodi. Days are hot, nights are cool and the hills are steep and sparsely soiled.

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