2016 Tempranillo - Gali Vineyard

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In the 1980s, a summer had arrived and there was no acting work in sight, so I picked up my backpack and started hitchhiking throughout Europe. When I arrived in Spain, I came across a wonderful wine varietal, Tempranillo, and it had the most aromatic aroma I had ever noticed in any wine. Since I became a winemaker, I have been searching for a great California Tempranillo vineyard and finally found one a few years ago, and this is the first Sonnet offering from that quest. It is 100% Tempranillo from the Gali Vineyard in Corralitos. It shows an amazing depth of fruit, from plums and blackberry to hints of black cherry. It is a robust wine that has been aged for more than two years in oak barrels, and will age gracefully in bottle for many years to come.

This vintage is available for purchase at Silver Mountain Wines.


2016 Santa Cruz Mountains Tempranillo - Gali Vineyard

  • Alcohol 14.3%
  • 0mg/100ml Residual Sugar
  • PH 3.56
  • 38% Hungarian Oak Type
  • TA 0.69
  • 28 Months Time In Oak
  • ML 0mg/100ml
  • 170 Cases Produced