Medium bodied red wine.
Cripple Creek Vineyards is in the rolling hills of El Pomar District in Greater Paso Robles, at the eastern edge of the Templeton Gap, where Pacific Ocean and La Panza range climate effects collide. This produces a typical Tempranillo but with more detail and subtelty than you might expect. The nose delivers earthy leathery soy bitters with a dried cherry layer, but in the mouth it isn’t so heavy that there’s no room for food. A clean mouthfeel and medium tannin convey the taste of buttery dark toasty berry jam with a gorgeous slightly bitter edge.