This classic Rioja blend of Coble Ranch Tempranillo and coveted Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is a tribute to our Spanish heritage. Fénix - Spanish for phoenix - is named in honor of Tempranillo's early ripening, giving rise to a new harvest season.
90 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast "This big, full-bodied but smooth wine is based on Tempranillo, wrapping velvety tannins around very rip, luscious blackberry-jam and black-cherry flavors." - Jim Gordon
This classic Rioja blend has vibrant aromas of black cherry and cranberries, complimented by earthy notes. Silky in texture, flavors of cranberry and cherry stand out as the fine, grained tannins build on the palate. This bold, age-worthy wine finishes with a savory red apple punch and subtle spice.
Our Tempranillo is located at the highest elevation on the Coble Ranch Vineyard. The Tempranillo bock consists of two different soil series, allowing for minerality and richness to be characterized in the finished wine. It was harvested in three lots and fermented in bins before being pressed in our traditional basket press. Once pressed, we aged the Tempranillo in twice used French oak barrels for 19 months.
Our winemaker selected her favorite three barrels to blend with one barrel of coveted Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon sourced for our Highway 128 Wine Collection™.
This wine is 75% Tempranillo and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.