• Richard Peck

Quick Kudos

Kudos to Perissos for a lovely Texas Tempranillo! This 2015 "Tamera & 50 Friends" Tempranillo is a first-rate example of what can be done with Texas-grown varietals suited to the soil and climate.

The most notable attribute of this wine was its balance and retention of Tempranillo's varietal characteristics. Too often in red wines, deficiencies are masked (or an attempt is made to mask them) with oak — a technique importer Neal Rosenthal calls, "Putting on the 'maquillaje'; putting on the makeup."

No makeup needed here! Firm but approachable tannins, lovely fruit, and gorgeous texture on the palate made this wine a delight with mushrooms and a filet.

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