Wooldridge Creek Vineyard & Winery Library Notes

Summer 2017 Vintage Club Wines

2013 Chardonnay

Then – When we released the 2013 Chardonnay in the Fall of 2014 we described it as:

Our 2013 Chardonnay was barrel-fermented in French oak. It has aromas of grilled, ripe pear and toasted coconut. The creamy texture leads to a bright vanilla finish.

Now – This wine is drinking beautifully with flavors of vanilla bean, browned butter, tropical fruit and meyer lemon.  It has a developed structure that will continue to support this vintage white for at least 3 more years to come.

2012 Pinot Noir

Then – When we released the 2012 Pinot Noir in the Summer of 2014 we described it as:

Our 2012 Pinot Noir has beautiful integration of oak and fruit, showcased by the rich boysenberry flavors of the wine, complimented by the toasted nutmeg from the barrel.

Now – Savory and lingering, our 2012 Pinot Noir has ripe flavors of reduced fig and more earthy notes of cedar box and menthol.  Enjoy now, or allow to age an additional 5 years.

2012 Syrah

Then – When we released the 2012 Syrah in the Summer of 2015 we described it as:

Our 2012 Syrah has flavors of plum and red currant, with integrated spicy oak and developed tannins.

Now – The deep reddish/purple hue of our 2012 Syrah is the first thing you will note, followed by aromas of bright fruit and the luscious flavor of caramelized cherry pie.  The tannins are highly concentrated- yet soft, allowing for a wine that is very pleasing to drink now, but with the structure to develop for the next 5+ years.

Spring 2017 Vintage Club Wines

2011 Chardonnay (ship members)

Then – When we released the 2011 Chardonnay in the Fall of 2012 we described it as:

Our Chardonnay has a bright apple and pear presence with hints of melon and peach. The integrated French oak provides a creamy quality and a spicy finish.

Now – This crisp fruit-forward wine has flavors of pineapple, Asian pear, and tart green apples.  Already six years old, this chardonnay will continue to age for another 1-3 years.

2010 Chardonnay (will call members)

Now – From one of Oregon’s coldest vintages, our 2010 Chardonnay has withstood the test of time and is drinking perfectly right now.  It is soft and balanced, with notes of toasted vanilla bean, fig and honey.

2011 Malbec

Then – When we released the 2011 Malbec in the summer of 2016 we described it as:

Our 2011 Malbec is an earthy, complex, terroir-driven wine with highlights of fennel, plum and cedar.  Ample supple tannins lead to a lingering finish.  Drink now or age 6-10 years.

Now – Our 2011 Malbec is a beautiful example of Malbec’s ability to age.  It is ruby red in color, with notes of rose petal and spicy cinnamon.  With its ample acidity and tannins, this 2011 Malbec is youthful, lively and able to age another 5-10+ years.

2011 Merlot

Then – When we released the 2011 Merlot in the spring of 2015 we described it as:

Our 2011 Merlot is a robust, full-bodied wine with a deep ripe plum flavor and a hint of vanilla bean. The developed tannins lead to a rich, satisfying finish.

Now – Notes of cinnamon, root beer and rhubarb round out this 2011 Merlot.  Enjoy now, or allow to age another 3-5 years.

2010 Merlot (reds only vintage)

Then – When we released the 2010 Merlot in the spring of 2013 we described it as:

Our 2010 Merlot has aromas of cedar and dark French plum with notes of blackberries. This is a spicy, rich wine with smooth tannins and a long, bright finish.   Drink now or cellar 5-7 years.

Now – Garnet-hued and perfectly aged, this 2010 Merlot has notes of stone fruit, eucalyptus, plum, and dried apricot.  This wine is ready to go right now and is a beautiful example of a vintage merlot.

Winter 2017 Vintage Club Wines

2012 Warrick White

Then – When we released the 2012 Warrick White in the winter of 2015 we described it as:

Barrel-fermented and aged for 24 months in French oak, the 2012 Warrick White Reserve is a full-bodied blend of Chardonnay and Viognier.  Drink now or cellar for up to 5 years.

Now – This vintage white is ready to drink now or could age for an additional 3 years.  It has notes of flinty vanilla and ripe pineapple with a soft, lingering finish.

2010 Warrick Red Reserve

Then – When we released the 2010 Warrick Red Reserve in the Winter of 2015 we described it as:

The 2010 Warrick Red Reserve is a blend of Tempranillo, Zinfandel and Malbec, aged 30 months in small French oak casks.

Now – This complex, age-worthy wine has earthy notes of mushroom, cigar box and ripe french plum.  Drink now, or continue to age for another 5-10 years.

2010 Malbec            

Then – When we released the 2010 Malbec in the winter of 2014 we described it as:                 

Our 2010 Malbec has aromas of rose petals, violets and currants.  This is a bold wine with full tannins and an elegant dark chocolate finish.  Enjoy now or age 5+ years.

Now – This floral, elegant and feminine wine has pretty notes of honeysuckle and orange rind.  Drink now or within the next 10 years.

2009 Malbec          

Then – When we released the 2009 Malbec in the summer of 2013 we described it as:            

Our 2009 Malbec is a ripe, rich wine with notes of blackberry and spiced rum. The full fruit is balanced by developed tannins and bright acidity. Drink now or cellar 3-7 years.

Now – This solid ruby colored wine has complex, well-developed notes of rose petal, raspberry, currant and cassis.  Tannins are present, youthful and lively and will continue to hold for another 10 years.

 

Fall 2016 Vintage Club Wines

2010 Merlot

Then – When we released the 2010 Merlot in the summer of 2014 we described it as:

Our 2010 Merlot has aromas of cedar and dark french plum with notes of blackberries.  This is a spicy, rich wine with smooth tannins and a long, bright finish.  Drink now or cellar 5-7 years.

Now – With its present acidity and tannins, the 2010 Merlot is a wine that was built to lay down.  The zesty notes of bright guava and banana chip are beautifully balanced with warm tones of cinnamon and clove.

2011 Pinot Noir

Then – When we released the 2011 Pinot Noir in the summer of 2014 we described it as:

Our 2011 Pinot Noir features aromas of dark cherry, wild strawberry, and cedar.  This elegant wine has flavors of rose petal and plum with a hint of spearmint.  The finish is long and smooth.

Now – The 2011 Pinot Noir has earthy notes of mint and vanilla poached plum.  This wine has matured, tannins have mellowed and it is ready to go – drink now.

2013 Gewurztraminer

Then – When we released the 2013 Gewurztraminer in the spring of 2015 we described it as:

Our 2013 Gewurztraminer has notes of spiced poached pear and lemon cream pie with a clean mineral finish.

Now – This elegant, feminine wine has up-front fruit flavors of watermelon, strawberry, and lychee fruit.  It is drinking perfectly now and is ready to brighten up your meal.

2008 Merlot (reds only vintage club)

Then – When we released the 2008 Merlot in summer of 2012 we described it as:

A rich smooth wine with aromas of plum and eucalyptus.  The soft tannins are balanced by a bright finish with notes of vanilla and toasted french oak.

Now – The 2008 Merlot has a pleasing depth of color and a pervasive black licorice nose.  Dark fruit, toffee and pepper lead to a bright and lively finish.  The tannins are well matured – drink now or within the next 1-3 years.

 

Summer 2016 Vintage Club Wines

2008 Malbec

Then – When we released the 2008 Malbec in Summer of 2012 we described it as:

Our 2008 Malbec is a full, rich wine with aromas of dark ripe berries balanced by full tannins and bright acidity. Enjoy now or age 5-7 years.

Now – Our 2008 Malbec now presents aromas of blueberry and currant.  There is ample brightness and acidity present in this vintage wine.  Drink now or continue to age for the next 2+ years.

2009 Malbec

Then – When we release the 2009 Malbec in Summer of 2013 we described it as:

Our 2009 Malbec is a ripe, rich wine with notes of blackberry and spiced rum. The full fruit is balanced by developed tannins and bright acidity. Drink now or cellar 3-7 years.

Now – Our 2009 Malbec has beautiful aromas of cocoa and blueberries.  It is a bright wine with notes of maple syrup and currants.  Drink now, or continue to age for another 5+ years.

2013 Viognier

Then – When we released the 2013 Viognier in Fall of 2012 we described it as:

Our 2013 Viognier is a rich full wine with flavors of peaches and cream, candied orange zest, and a smooth vanilla finish.

Now – Our 2013 Viognier has aromas of the pith and rind of a citrus fruit.  It is round and vibrant with a heavy viscosity.

Spring 2016 Vintage Club Wines

2009 Tempranillo

Then – When we released the 2009 Tempranillo in Fall of 2012 we described it as:

Our 2009 Tempranillo is an elegant red wine with notes of spicy toasted walnuts, dark currants, and cocoa beans. Drink now or cellar five to seven years.

Now – The abundant body of this 2009 Tempranillo intrigues with flavors of ripe cherry, cassis, and pronounced vanilla and clove. This wine is approachable and rich now, but will continue to lengthen for an additional five years.

2009 Pinot Noir

Then – When we release the 2009 Pinot Noir in Spring of 2011 we described it as:

Our 2009 Pinot Noir is a full, rich Pinot Noir with flavors of toasted black tea and freshly baked cherry pie.

Now – The 2009 Pinot Noir has supple tannins and bright acidity that bursts from the glass with flavors of ripe plum and sassafras root. This wine is ready to drink now or continue to develop for the next three years.

2010 Pinot Noir

Then – When we release the 2010 Pinot Noir in Fall of 2012 we described it as:

Our 2010 Pinot Noir is a rich, complex wine with notes of dark chocolate and ripe cherries. Elegant toasty tannins deliver a long finish.

Now – The 2010 Pinot Noir is reminiscent of orange rind with a touch of anise. Enjoy now, or allow to age up to five years.

Summer 2015 Vintage Club Wines

2010 Brut

Then – When we released the 2010 Brut in Summer 2011 we described it as:

The 2010 Sparkling Brut is a blanc de blanc – 100% Chardonnay – that was barrel aged in small French oak casks for two years.  The result is a complex, zesty sparkling wine with notes of pineapple, pear and toasted marshmallow.

Now – Crafted in a true champagne style, the 2010 Brut is showing it’s time spent in the barrel. This wine has a delicate, creamy mouth feel with the aroma of fresh baked bread that leads to a finish with notes of grapefruit, toasted clove and marshmallow.

2008 Malbec

Then – When we released the 2008 Malbec in 2010 we described it as:

Our 2008 Malbec has aromas of dark ripe berries balanced by full tannins and bright acidity.

Now – The 2008 Malbec is a robust wine that has opened up beautifully, while staying true to its fruit forward quality.  The well developed tannins are complimented by notes of smoked cherry-wood and cedar. This wine could continue to age 3+ years, or be enjoyed now.

2009 Syrah

Then – When we released the 2009 Syrah in summer of 2011 we described it as:

Our 2009 Syrah has flavors of plum and red currant, with integrated spicy oak and developed tannins.

Now – The 2009 Syrah has developed into a bright, elegant wine with softened tannins that give way to notes of fresh mint, blueberry, cinnamon and bing cherry.  This is a fabulous food wine that is ready to be enjoyed now.

Spring 2015 Vintage Club Wines

2010 Gewurztraminer

Then – When we released the 2010 Gewurztraminer in Spring 2011 as a Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Fermented in stainless steel to preserve the fresh, crisp character, the 2010 Gewürztraminer has tropical notes of banana and fresh lime followed by a spicy finish. Enjoy now or age up to 3 years.

Now – The  2010 Gewurztraminer has relaxed and now presents aromatic notes of peaches and vanilla.  Soft tannins lead to a zesty finish.

2008 Merlot

Then – When we released the 2008 Merlot in Fall 2011 as a Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Aromas of plum and vanilla are balanced by full tannins and bright acidity that contribute to a round, smooth finish. Enjoy now or age  3-5 years.

Now – Dark and spicy, the 2008 Merlot has developed into a full rich wine with highlights of black licorice and blueberry jam. Structured tannins indicated this wine will continue to develop for 3 + years.

2009 Zinfandel

Then – When we originally released this wine as a Spring 2012 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

This 2009 Zinfandel is a rich wine with aromas of black raspberry, wild herbs and cedar. The full tannins are balanced by a long, bright, acidic finish.

Now – Bright cherry and integrated French oak notes lead to a balanced structure and  bright finish.

Winter 2015 Vintage Club Wines

2009 Warrick White

Then – When we released the 2009 Warrick White as a Fall 2011 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

A full-bodied blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, our Warrick White Reserve was barrel-fermented and aged sur-lie in French oak. The bright rich fruit is followed by a long complex finish. This age-worthy wine will continue to develop for 2-5 years.

Now – We will update this as soon as possible. We haven’t had a chance to try the Winter 2015 Vintage Club wines yet.

2008 Warrick White

Then – When we released the 2008 Warrick White as a Winter 2011 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

This Warrick White is a full-bodied blend of Chardonnay, Viognier, and Pinot Noir. It was barrel fermented and aged sur-lie in French Oak.

Now – We will update this as soon as possible. We haven’t had a chance to try the Winter 2015 Vintage Club wines yet.

2007 Warrick Red Reserve

Then – When we released the 2007 Warrick Red Reserve as a Winter 2011 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

This Warrick Red Reserve is a complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Viognier, barrel-aged 30 months.

Now – We will update this as soon as possible. We haven’t had a chance to try the Winter 2015 Vintage Club wines yet.

2007 Merlot

Then – When we released the 2007 Merlot as a Spring 2010 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our latest Merlot has aromas of plum and vanilla balanced by full tannins and bright acidity that contribute to a round, full finish.

Now – We will update this as soon as possible. We haven’t had a chance to try the Winter 2015 Vintage Club wines yet.

Fall 2014 Vintage Club Wines

2009 Chardonnay

Then – When we released the 2009 Chardonnay as a Fall 2010 Wine Club release, we described it as:

Our 2009 Chardonnay was barrel fermented in French oak and has aromas of caramelized pineapple and pear. The creamy texture leads to a long, spicy, vanillin finish.

Now – Immediate scents of Rose’s Lime extract and kiwi with heavier accents of fresh baked bread. A fully developed flavor of grilled fruit and honeydew melon with a spicy finish. This wine is ready to drink this fall!

2006 Warrick Red Reserve

Then – When we released this wine as a Winter 2010 Wine Club release, we described it as:

A full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cab Franc and Viognier, the 2006 Warrick Red Reserve is a complex, age-worthy wine layered with integrated dark fruit, spicy oak and tones of dark chocolate.

Now – This wine has a gorgeous color in the glass. No hint of any brick, a deep dark burgundy shade give this wine an edge from the second you pour it. The aromas are of dried blueberries to blackberry jam with undertones of cedar and rosemary. This wine exhibits prime tannin structure – exactly what the wine makers were hoping to achieve with a few years in the bottle. We recommend drinking this wine within a year or 18 months. It won’t deteriorate rapidly, but we don’t see it getting any better than how it tastes right now.

2008 Malbec

Then – When we released the 2008 Malbec as a special release wine in the Winter of 2012, we described it as:

Our 2008 Malbec has aromas of dark, ripe berries balanced by full tannins and bright acidity.

Now – While this wine has benefited from 4 years in the bottle, we feel it can easily age another 3+ years. The cassis and black currant fruit and acid are well integrated with the spicy barrel character, but the huge tannin structure we associate with Malbec hasn’t subsided very much at all. Drink this wine now if you want a bold, tannic wine to pair with a perfectly cooked steak, or cellar for more tannin integration over the next few years.

Summer 2014 Vintage Club Wines

2010 Viognier

Then – When we released the 2010 Viognier as a special release wine for Summer 2011, we described it as:

Our 2010 Viognier is a rich and elegant wine with notes of ripe pear and honeysuckle.

Now – The pear note has evolved to include ripe peach and tangerine. This soft, mild wine has nice accent notes of lemon peel. This is ready to drink this summer!

2009 Pinot Noir

Then – When we released the 2009 Pinot Noir as a Winter 2012 Wine Club release, we described it as:

Our 2009 Pinot Noir is a full, rich Pinot Noir with flavors of toasted black tea and freshly baked cherry pie.

Now – First signs of brick color around the edge, and the nose has strong raspberry jam qualities. The integrated oak provides a soft, silky mouthfeel and a lingering plum finish.

2008 Tempranillo

Then – When we released the 2008 Tempranillo as Summer 2011 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our 2008 Tempranillo is a bright, elegant red wine with notes of rose, wild strawberry and cocoa.

Now – The first notes on the nose are mint, blueberry, and a hint of leather. The mouth has a refined quality of molasses and well integrated oak. This is a wine that has definitely gotten better with time, and will continue to age well for 3-5 years.

Spring 2014 Vintage Club Wines

2008 Chardonnay

Then – When we released the 2008 Chardonnay as a Fall 2009 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our latest Chardonnay has a bright apple and pear presence with hints of melon and peach. The integrated French oak provides a creamy quality and a spicy finish.

Now – The nose is candied citrus zest and vanilla bean. The mouthfeel has developed very nicely and is reminiscent of peaches and cream. There is a lingering finish with hints of spice. Great to drink this summer.

2008 Merlot

Then – When we released the 2008 Merlot as a Fall 2011 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our 2008 Merlot has aromas of plum and vanilla. The full tannins and bright acidity contribute to a round, smooth finish. Enjoy now or age for 3-5 years.

Now – There is still a distinctly ripe plum nose, but now it is combined with a rich molasses and root beer quality. The tannin structure is still sound, and there is a nice balance of the fruit with a racy acidity. Hints of classic Bordeaux herbaceousness compliment the cocoa notes just under the surface. Can age an additional 5 years.

2008 Syrah

Then – When we released the 2008 Syrah as a Spring 2011 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our 2008 Syrah is a full-bodied, rich wine with notes of blackberry and cassis. Elegant tannins deliver a long bright finish.

Now – This is a great example of a wine that is open and drinking beautifully. The rich deep purple color shows no brick tones, and the nose is like a full and spicy blueberry jam. It is a very well balanced wine, with nothing standing out too far- the acidity, tannins, and fruit are all in harmony and lead into a pepper and warm spice finish. This is tasting great but can age an additional 3 years, if you desire.

Winter 2014 Vintage Club Wines

2007 Warrick White

Then – When we released the 2007 Warrick White as a Winter 2009 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Barrel-fermented and aged sur-lie in French oak, the 2007 Warrick White is a full-bodied blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Pinot Noir.

Now – The fruit quality is nicely balanced with good barrel structure, as notes of grilled pear and toasted bread are very present in this smooth and rich wine. There are distinctive Rhône white qualities in the nose with a pleasant butterscotch finish. Drink now or cellar up to one additional year.

2006 Warrick Red

Then– When we released the 2006 Warrick Red as a Winter 2009 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

A full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cab Franc and Viognier, the 2006 Warrick Red is a complex, age-worthy wine layered with integrated fruit, spicy oak and tones of dark chocolate.

Now– Let this wine open for a bit before drinking, as right after uncorking, the nose is a little closed off. Once it opens, deep berry flavors of dark cherry and black berry are complimented by notes of molasses and roasted almonds. When we drank this wine, all we wanted was a pepper-rubbed grilled steak! The structure on this wine makes us think that while it is tasting great now, we definitely think it can be aged 3+ additional years.

2007 Merlot

Then– When we released the 2007 Merlot as a Spring 2010 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our 2007 Merlot has aromas of plum and vanilla balanced by full tannins and bright acidity that contribute to a round, smooth finish.

Now– The plum and vanilla notes still come across very strong on the nose, and there are additional qualities of anise and bright raspberry. The smooth mouthfeel is complimented by a structured finish. Drink now or age an additional 3+ years.

Fall 2013 Vintage Club Wines

2009 Gewürztraminer

Then– When we released the 2009 Gewürztraminer as a Spring 2010 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our 2009 Gewürztraminer shows rich pear, pineapple and spicy vanilla notes followed by a light, bright finish. Enjoy now or age 1-3 years.

Now– The 2009 Gewürztraminer has a well-rounded sweet vanilla bean and macademia nut nose. The mouth is mild and soft with a lush finish. Very enjoyable, and ready to drink. We suggest you pair it with your Thanksgiving dinner!

2008 Pinot Noir

Then– When we released the 2008 Pinot Noir as a Spring 2010 UnCorked Featured Wine, we described it as:

Our 2008 Pinot Noir is a full-bodied, complex, age-worthy wine with highlights of integrated French oak. The rich tannins lead to a long elegant finish.

Now– This is a Pinot Noir for red wine lovers. Big fruit from a very warm summer has brought on flavors of brandied cherries. The 3+ years of bottle aging has further enhanced the oak characteristics in this wine creating a nose and mouthfeel reminiscent of sweet whiskey barrels. We recommend you drink this bottle during the upcoming holiday season (or within a year from now).

2007 Syrah

Then– When we released the 2007 Syrah as a Fall 2009 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our 2007 Syrah is a full-bodied rich wine with notes of black cherries and cocoa. Elegant tannins deliver a long bright finish.

Now– Leading with a nose of dried strawberries and cinnamon into flavors of Mexican chocolate and white pepper, this wine has some subtle complexity. There is a lingering, soft finish which segues nicely into the next sip. This wine can hold on in your cellar for up to 3 more years.

Summer 2013 Vintage Club Wines

2009 Viognier

Then – When we released the 2009 Viognier as a Summer 2010 Special Release, we described it as:

Our first Viognier is an elegant, full-bodied white wine with peach, pear and honeysuckle notes and a rich texture.

Now – After 3 years in the bottle, this wine has a nose of orange blossom and rich vanilla custard with ripe peach and apricot. It is a very elegant, structured wine with a spicy finish. Drink now or age an additional 3 years.

2008 Zinfandel

Then – When we released the 2008 Zinfandel as a Fall 2010 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our 2008 Zinfandel has aromas of blackberry, raspberry & cocoa. It is a full, elegant, ripe wine balanced by bright acidity. Enjoy now or age 3-5 years.

Now – Tasting this wine for the Summer 2013 Vintage Club, we think the nose has spicy French oak first followed by notes of Chambord and a hint of nutmeg. The mouth is structured with an abundance of fruit. Overall, the wine is far from peaking, but in our opinion, it may not get better in regard to the balance between fruit, oak, acidity and alcohol. This wine will be perfect for the 2013 Holiday season.

2007 Malbec

Then – When we released the 2007 Malbec as a Summer 2010 Wine Club Release, we described it as:

Our first vintage Malbec has aromas of spicy dark ripe berries balanced by full tannins and bright acidity. Drink now or age 5-7 years.

Now – The first vintage of Malbec we produced at Wooldridge Creek has softened since we first released it, but still shows intense structure. It smells of dark caramel with a hint of orange zest, and has an innate Bordeaux essence of dried Mediterranean herbs with a dusty Old World finish of persistent tannins. Drink now with a dinner of savory grilled meat and vegetables or cellar 3-7 years.

Spring 2013 Vintage Club Wines

2007 Sparkling Brut

Then – When we released the 2007 Sparkling Brut in the Summer of 2010, we described it as:

This sparkling wine is a perfect way to start any celebration. It is a classic Chardonnay base that spent two years in French oak barrels “sur lie” (on the yeast). This resulted in a complex, full-bodied wine with notes of caramelized pineapple balanced by a full toasty mouth feel.

Now – Tasting this wine for the Spring 2013 Vintage Club, we think it has notes of toasted marshmallows and marzipan in the aroma, with a palette of fresh bread dough, honey and a touch of violets make this wine a pleasure to drink. The bubbles are softer than they used to be, helping to make the finish long and smooth. Drink within a year.

2006 Merlot

Then – When we released the 2006 Merlot as a Summer 2008 Wine Club wine, we described it as:

Our 2006 Merlot has aromas of plum and vanilla balanced by full tannins that contribute to a round smooth finish.

Now – Tasting this wine for the Spring 2013 Vintage Club, we think the nose is rich and aromatic with notes of plum and molasses, and the palette is ripe currant with cinnamon. Integrated tannins lead to a generous finish. A wonderful bottle of wine that you should open with a good friend. Drink now, or hold for an additional 3 years.

2007 Tempranillo

Then – When we released the 2007 Tempranillo as a Summer 2009 Wine Club wine, we described it as:

A bright, elegant red wine with notes of rose, wild strawberry, and cocoa.  Drink now or age 3-5 years.

Now – Tasting this wine for the Spring 2013 Vintage Club, these are our thoughts:

Like all of our 2007 reds, this wine is still presenting as a young wine. It is youthful and bright with a nose of freshly grated ginger and toasted cinnamon. The palette is earthy, with deep black cherry notes. We recommend holding this wine an additional 3-5 years.