Gather Wines Tasting Event - Los Gatos - Expired EventMay 15
The Tempranillo grape is Spain’s most revered grape, specifically in the region of Rioja. The famous wines from Rioja can very from light in body, to very full bodied, tannic and savory masterpieces. However, in California the Tempranillo grape has struggled to reach a high level of popularity, due to the dominance of red grapes such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet.
Jessica Shaheen, owner/winemaker of Gather Wines, is determined to increase awareness for this often-forgot grape varietal. With an attempt to craft a California version of a Grand Reserva Rioja, she has sourced some incredible fruit from Shake Ridge Vineyard in the Amador County and aged her Tempranillo for 18 months in French Oak. She has shocked the industry, producing a majestic wine that has tremendous aging potential and a fabulous wine for pairing with a variety of meats.