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2016 Tempranillo

2016 Tempranillo
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SKU: 16Tem

From Rolleri Vineyard on Murphys Grade Road, our 2016 vintage offers aromas of dark chocolate, baked cherries and coffee bean on the nose.  On your palate, this classic Ribera del Duero version presents blueberries along with and dark chocolate, finishing with soft, light tannins.  Fully ready to drink now, this vintage will improve for at least five years.  14.8%.  299 cases produced.  Pairs well with virtually any food, especially a summer BBQ.

Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Rolleri Vineyard
Bottling Date
February 23, 2018
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Rolleri Vineyard, Angels Camp
Winemaker Notes
The Hovey Tempranillo was inspired by the wines of Spain both in style and substance. Chuck Hovey and Barden Stevenot, both long-time winemakers in the Sierra Foothills, were among the first to bring this varietal to the Foothills. It has been a favorite among Hovey fans ever since its release in 2009.
Food Pairing Notes
Tempranillo pairs well with tomato-based dishes like Lasagna. It is also a great companion to grilled meats and smokey dishes.
299 cases
Product Reviews
Alex's Gravatar
(Jun 23, 2018 at 9:15 AM)
I have personally raised and trained these grapes from "greenling" to Cordon...and have seen (and tasted) the wonderful job Chuck does with them from the barrel to the bottle...!!

Kathryn V. Olson's Gravatar
Kathryn V. Olson
(May 6, 2019 at 11:14 AM)
Love this red!

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