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2014 Mariposa Paso Robles Tempranillo

2014 Mariposa Paso Robles Tempranillo Zoom

This fruit-forward wine offers impressions of smoke, red and black cherries, blackberry and licorice.

Varietal: Other Red Vintage: 2014
Brand: Mariposa
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About This Wine

This wine is like a taste of Spain in California.

Tempranillo is a coveted red grape throughout northern and central Spain, and is used for making the famous wines of Rioja and Ribera del Duero. It’s also one of the key varieties used in making Port (known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal’s Douro River Valley).

“Tempranillo” is derived from the Spanish word “temprano,” meaning early, and refers to the fact that the grape buds, flowers and ripens as much as two weeks before its frequent blending partner, Garnacha (a.k.a. Grenache). In California’s Paso Robles growing area, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, both varieties have found a welcoming “New World” home.

For the 2014 vintage, winemaker Ken Post included a small amount of Grenache in the cuvee, and enhanced it with a slightly larger portion of Cabernet Sauvignon. Post suggests drinking it with “a 2-inch-thick cut of rib-eye steak right off the barbecue.”

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Tasting Notes

  • Grape Composition:79% Tempranillo, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Grenache
  • Grape Source:Paso Robles, California
  • Aromas & Flavors:Smoke, Red and Black Cherries, Blackberry and a Hint of Licorice
  • Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (25% First Fill) for 19 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2019
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:roasted cornish game hen with rosemary.

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21 Ratings


    • Rating: 5

    best wine we have received from vinesse

    6/12/2018 Marion J.
    • Katy, TX
    • Rater Rank 187
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    Really like this one and went well with the pot roast.

    3/15/2018 Steve S.
    • Round Rock, TX
    • Rater Rank 982
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.2
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 5

    Delicious! re-ordering a box.

    3/09/2018 Paul T.
    • Ontario, CA
    • Rater Rank 1,295
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4.5
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    • Rating: 5

    The ladies loved this

    2/14/2018 Les B.
    • Fort Myers, FL
    • Rater Rank 1,199
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again


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