Our Tempranillo block is planted to the Tinta Roriz clone of Tempranillo isolated by Dr. Olmos out of the Douro region of Portugal. Long thought to be a unique variety of grape on it's own Tinta Roriz has, since the time we planted it, been genetically identified as another clone of Tempranillo. Our Tempranillo is planted to a bilateral quad system creating an open head space maximizing even and full ripening across the block. Very reminiscent of the table red wines made in the Alta Duoro it is also very Rioja like in profile. Very enjoyable now but with the structure to continue to improve for the next 6-8 years.