90 Point Tempranillo Tantrum at Kirbie's!

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February 1, 2020 (Sat)
Noon to 4 pm

The Wine Shop at Kirbie's Meats and Catering
4062 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, OH 44224

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Cost: 50 cents per taste, $1.00 per taste for the Wow Wine of the Week

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Wine     Tasting (walk around)     Music     Light Appetizers     

Tempranillo traces its origins to the Iberian Peninsula as early as 3000BC. It's still mostly associated with Spain, notably the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. It is also widely grown in Portugal, where it's known as Tinta Roriz, which is used to make Port as well as still wines. There are some notable plantings in Argentina, and even some in California and Washington.

In general, Tempranillo tends to be full-bodied with plenty of tannin and acidity. The flavors are plentiful, including but certainly not limited to tart and ripe red fruit, savory herbs, red flowers, tobacco, spice, and earth. While there are plenty of young examples of Tempranillo out there, the grape takes well to aging, and it can be aged in new American or French oak, giving flavors of vanilla, baking spice, coconut, and sweet dill. The name “Tempranillo” literally translates to “little early one,” because it ripens earlier than the other major Spanish variety, Garnacha.

Saturday’s tasting includes five wines 90+ Point Spanish wines made from Tempranillo, Including a 12 year old Reserva WOW! Wine of the Week. Please come, taste and expand your palates!

For just 50 cents per taste:

SPAIN - Rioja
2016 Cortijo Tinto $11.99
90 Points James Suckling

SPAIN - Rioja
2016 Bujanda Crianza $13.99
90 Points Wine Advocate

SPAIN - Rioja
2014 Campo Viejo Reserva $14.99
92 Points James Suckling

SPAIN - Toro
2016 Triton Tinta de Toro $19.99
93 Points Jeb Dunnuck.

And this week’s WOW! Wine of the Week, $1.00 per taste:


SPAIN - Rioja
2007 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva $44.99

96 Points Tim Atkin, 95 Points James Suckling

All Kirbie’s wine tastings include: Real glass tasting glasses, tasting notes and tech sheets, light appetizers, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses, Rolos, and Great Music Videos. We always have fun and are never intimidating!

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