2014 Ochoa Crianza Tempranillo ($23)
From the northern Spanish wine region of Navarra comes this 100% Tempranillo. It is one of six signature wines from Javier Ochoa.
Being a “Crianza” it has been aged for 12 months in American oak and then spends at least one year in the bottle.
The aromas of this Tempranillo are very mild with subtle hints of red berries.
It is medium-bodied, has firm tannin and noticeable acidity on the finish. It is lighter and more delicate than most Tempranillo and leans strongly toward the red fruit end of the spectrum.
If you prefer lighter red wines, this would be a great introduction to Tempranillo. Cheers!