January's Featured Varietal - Tempranillo

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - Thursday, January 31, 2013

Each month, Livermore Valley Wine Country highlights a varietal in our region.

VISIT, LEARN, TASTE and PAIR from one of our 40+ wineries.

January's Featured Varietal:
Tem | prah | NEE | Yoh

Big White House & John Evan Cellars
Bodegas Aguirre Winery
Concannon Vineyard
el Sol Winery
En Garde Winery
Fenestra Winery
Garre' Vineyard & Winery
Las Positas Vineyards
Little Valley Winery
Longevitiy Wines
Murrieta's Well
Occasio Winery
The Singing Winemaker

A black grape variety that is widely grown to create full-bodied red wines.  A native to Spain, toward the end of the twentieth century, Tempranillo enjoyed a renaissance throughout the entire world as a fine wine. 

Livermore Valley vintners craft Tempranillo into wines with delightful layers of flavor.  Bright cherries, raspberry and strawberry are complemented by earthy, leathery notes.

Try Tempranillo with dill-poached salmon, pork tenderloin with cilantro pesto or steamed mussels.

To learn more, visit LVwine.org or discovercaliforniawines.com

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