Wine Review: 2010 Ledger David Rogue Valley Oregon Tempranillo

Wine Review: 2010 Ledger David Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, Oregon

Ledger David Tempranillo: Ledger David has produced a fine example of Tempranillo with this 2010 vintage. This Rogue Valley wine from Southern Oregon reveals Tempranillo is truly reaching its potential down there. Ledger David winery is bringing consistent bold full bodied, fruit forward, wines to the market. This wine is not as taut as some of its old world counterparts and has more complex than many California wines made from the Tempranillo grape.

Opening aromas of freshly brewed espresso mingled with a dash of baking spices give way to intense dark berryliciousness. As for the tactile senses the entry is soft on the palate letting the fruity, spicy, tasty flavor parade take off and soar. The fruit has depth the tannins are soft and the oak and spice ride to the end of a balanced finish.

Hold on because this is a first-class non-stop flight to Pleasuretown. If possible an addition of Oregon figs, locally cured prosciutto, roasted hazelnuts, mushroom croquettes or locally made Basque style cheeses definitely would insure your arrival at your destination of Pleasuretown, a bit quicker. That’s a bona fide Macdaddylicious excursion I highly recommend. Don’t be shy try the wine even if you have to buy it online.

Rating: Excellent (90) | $28 | 14.5% ABV

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About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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