Thanks to Richard Jennings of RJonWine.com for his article "American Tempranillo: Strong Continuing Improvement." It includes tasting notes from 71 Tempranillos and Tempranillo blends from 46 American producers!
After winning Platinum awards for three Iberian varietals - 2011 Albariño, 2011 Grenache Rosé and 2009 Port - in Wine Press Northwest's 2012 Platinum Judging, Abacela was the clear choice for this honor. Read the full article here.
Check out "Celebrate Texas Tempranillo internationally on Nov. 8," with mentions of Fall Creek Vineyards and Pedernales Cellars.
Less than 48 hours until International Albariño Day! Open a bottle or two and share your thoughts with the hashtag #AlbarinoFiesta. And don't miss this article, posted today by Louis Villard at Catavino: "Calbariño: The Future of Albariño in the Golden State of California," including comments from four TAPAS members.
Congratulations to one of our newest members, Oregon's Kriselle Cellars, who received a Double-Gold ranking for their Cabernet and a Silver for their 2009 Rogue Valley Tempranillo at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in June 2012. Read all about it here!