2013 Renwood Tempranillo
Overall the 2013 vintage was a grand slam and the best I've seen in 15 years. Temperatures were never too extreme and here in Amador we rarely saw days over 100F. As is typical we continued to experience the dramatic diurnal swings in the evenings where night time lows dipped into the upper 40Fs providing the perfect conditions for optimal acid development. Grapes ripened evenly and the colors, tannins and overall flavor matrix across all varieties was stunning. Veraison occurred a few weeks early which allowed the grapes an exceptional amount of hang time allowing them to develop excellence in every facet. The resulting new wines are deep and concentrated and I am confident they will be enjoyed for years to come.