Running with Bulls Barossa Tempranillo

Whoever said 2011 was a disastrous red wine vintage? It’s a captivating sport to find the exceptions, and here’s another! I love the touch of the 2011 vintage in this wine, increasing its tangy vibrancy, texture and elegance. The result is an impressively refined and textural fruit focus of rhubarb, plum and blackberries, with notes of pepper and well-supportive tannins providing impressive mouthfeel. In the right hands, 2011 has drawn out the intricate varietal character of tempranillo. $17 at Purvis Cellars.