2018 Klein Tempranillo
100% Tempranillo - planted in 2015
The Klein's vineyard is planted on steep rocky limestone soils on some of the highest elevation in Blanco County. These 4th leaf vines produced the smallest Tempranillo berries we've seen to date, with the La Niña (dry, hot) conditions making their mark on this vintage. Hand harvested at night by our crew, destemmed, gently punched down, pressed near the end of fermentation, settled overnight and barreled down in neurtal 225-liter Russian Oak barrels for 7 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, we recommend settling the bottle upright for overnight prior to decanting. As with most Tempranillo, patience is a virtue, this is a wine for the cellar. We think drink 2023, but we're tasting in the meantime just to keep learning from this wine. 2017 was the first vintage from Klein Vineyard, and we're still learning a lot from this vineyard.