' Desert Wind Winery - Tempranillo


2009 Tempranillo

90 points - Wine Spectator, November 30, 2011
"Floral, plum and spice aromatics enliven this medium-weight, silky-textured red, with the flavors lingering effectively on the attractive finish. This has stature and immediate appeal. Drink now through 2014."

Double Gold Medal - 2012 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold Medal - 2012 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
Silver Medal - 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Bronze Medal - 2013 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition

2008 Tempranillo

89 points - Wine Spectator, 2011 web only review
"Ripe, fleshy and nicely focused to express its raspberry, cherry and tangy pepper and spice flavors on a lively, long structure. Tannins have a mild grip, which needs time to soften. Best after 2012." - HS

Silver Medal / Highly Recommended - Beverage Testing Institute
“Aromas of mocha, crushed berries, delicate ginger and spice follow through on a round entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with water cracker, cocoa, and dusty earth notes on the drying tannin finish. Nice Crianza-like character.”

Recommended by Andy Perdue & Eric Degerman of Wine Press Northwest:
"This Prosser winery with estate vineyards on the arid Wahluke Slope has crafted a luscious and affordable Tempranillo. It opens with aromas of huckleberries, strawberries and tobacco, followed by flavors of boysenberries and huckleberries."

Gold Medal - 2011 Northwest Wine Summit
Silver Medal - 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition