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The Fableist Tempranillo


Inspired by the two travelers and the axe.

Loaded with blueberries, black currant, rich boysenberry, dark frutis with a tobacco and dark chocolate finish. The wine has a velvety mouthfeel with a lingering finish that is warm and fulfilling. Maple and caramelized bacon, the perfect smoky wine for a backyard barbecue.

FABLE 067: Many misfortunes may befall those of intrepid spirits, but The Fableist trusts that those who dare face danger with a friend can share the delicious prize in the end.

13 in stock

Case Wine Discount 10% off 6 bottles or more (mix and match)

The Fableist is a collaboration between winemakers Curt Schalchlin and Andrew Jones. Curt, owner and vintner of the heralded winery, Sans Liege, is known for his critically acclaimed Rhone varietal wines. Andrew, winemaker of Field Recordings spends his days planning and planting vineyards and has stood foot in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast. Together, they produce The Fableist, a collaboration that gives special attention to the craft and story behind each wine.

Notoriously food-friendly, long-lasting and Spain’s most widely planted grape, Tempranillo is the star variety of red wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. The Rioja terms Joven, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva indicate both barrel and bottle time before release. Traditionally blended in Rioja with Garnacha, plus a bit of Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, the Tempranillo in Ribera del Duero typically stands alone. Somm Secret—Tempranillo claims many different names depending on location. In Penedès, it is called Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Known as Tinta Roriz in Portugal, Tempranillo plays an important role in Port wine.


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