Acha Red 2008
Inspired by the great Tempranillo wines of Spain's Ribero del Duero region comes the gorilla black/purple Acha Red! Mesmerizing aromas of black roasted fruits, cassis, sun baked rocks, and hints of soy and caramelized orange. The mouth is huge, full of sweet ripe cherries supported by present, yet soft tannins that ride the long pleasant finish. This tempranillo will continue to deliver the goods for another 10+ years.
Mark Herold’s fascination with wine started in his childhood home in Panama City. On his twelfth birthday he liberated a bottle of Port from his father's cellar. Undeterred from the horrendous hangover that followed the next morning, he set about to learn as much as he could about wine. After completing his academic career at the University of Davis with a Ph.D. in Ecology with an emphasis in nutritional biochemistry, he started his first foray into the wine world at Joseph Phelps Vineyards as the Research Enologist. Here Mark was able to bridge the scientific method with winemaking to determine the best approach to making the best expression of wine quality and seamless oak integration.