2011 919 Tempranillo
919 definitely prefer to let the wine do the talking and talk it does. They have a history of making big, bold reds and the 2011 Tempranillo is no exception. At the heart of this belter is cherry, spice and dark chocolate, to get to this though you move through some sour cherry and oaky vanilla, then head out the back to find some silky tannins that reign this girl back in. With a body and length more a kin to models of a bygone era than their sleek and slender modern counterparts, 919’s Tempranillo is quite simply very very good.  919-cellar-door