J.R. Storey Cielo Grande Vineyard Tempranillo, Paso Robles - Rather light in color, reminiscent of a Pinot Noir. Displays it's Paso Robles roots with it's highly-extracted sweet cherry and caramel notes. Hints of licorice and new leather complete the package. Sweet cherry, toasty campfire and singed marshmallow on the palate. Probably at or near its peak. Moderate tannins and lower acidity suggests drinking this one sooner rather than later. Consumed with a delicious, old school southern meal of meatloaf, fried okra and smashed potatoes with chives. About $20
Note: This wine was provided by the winery as a free sample and I am considering distributing this wine.