Stag’s Hollow Tempranillo, 2014

Here’s something novel: Okanagan Tempranillo at a decent price point.  (And here’s something oxymoronic, in a way, Tempranillo from BC’s Okanagan…)  You can ante up in excess of $50 for the Black Hills T, but Stag’s Hollow offers an entry level which is, well, very much Tempranillo.

 

On the plus side it’s boisterous, acidic, evocative of the varietal, if a bit aggressive.  On the down side BC is awash in spectacular Spanish reds in the $25-$40 price range and on that score, just a BC to Spain comparison, this is a one off buy, a curiosity, and leaves us sated if not hugely satisfied.  At this price point I’d probably choose the Stag’s Hollow Cab Franc but if you are willing to ante up the dough almost any red in the Renaissance series will please every time.

 

Price: $28 at Save-On Foods

 

Market Liquidity: Been there, done that.

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