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Tempranillo | 2015

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The Tempranillo category featured 31 Texas wines from 27 producers and 11 single vineyards, that came from grapes sourced from across the state; eleven (33%) were appellated Texas, six (18%) were appellated Texas Hill Country, fifteen (45%) were appellated Texas High Plains and one (3%) was from the Texoma AVA.   The average price of the wines submitted is $29.25, which ranged from $14 to $46 and included the following: 1 from 2008, 1 from 2009, 6 from 2011, 17 from 2012, 4 from 2013 and 4 from 2014.

The Top 3 Rated Tempranillos:

  1. Flat Creek Estate, Texas High Plains, Lost Draw Vineyards, Tempranillo, 2011 – 91 points – Highly Recommended – $35

  2. Times Ten Cellars, Texas, ‘Cathedral Mountain Vineyard’ Tempranillo, 2012 – 90 points – Highly Recommended – $29

  3. Lewis Wines, Texas Hill Country, Parr Vineyard, Tempranillo, 2011 – 89 points – Highly Recommended – $32

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