I had this wine recently... Let me dig up my notes:
Lido Bay 2009 "Bitch Tongue"
Quite a name. Great label and a solid and hefty bottle.
Popped and poured at cool room temp. Noted initially, notes hold over 3 hours.
Color: rosy, slightly purplish red. Relatively lightly concentrated color reminiscent of a Grenache. Crystal clarity. I would guess that this wine was fined.
Nose: candied red cherry. Initially smelled hot ( alcohol) but that burned off after the first hour. There is a hint of vanilla but none of the earthiness that I expect from a tempranillo.
Palate: bright cherry koolaid... There is a hint of the earth I was looking for but just a hint. Not much complexity here. Little to no tannin. Medium to medium light body. A bit of creaminess on the finish.
Overall assessment: I am a big fan of tempranillos. I like them for the concentrated dark fruit favors backed by an earthiness and often a healthy bit of acid. This did not seem varietaly correct to me and I would have guessed it as a Grenache. It was not dark, not earthy, and just not my thing.
I can't recommend this at $21/ bottle. I had another tempranillo recently for $12 a bottle that beat this hands down.
2013: 64btl. Crusher Orange wine (8 Btl), Terra Bella Cab (4 Btl), Wellington Victory (4 btl), Winesmith Chard (12 Btl), Ardente Cab (12Btl), McClean Syrah (12 bot)' Arcadian Syrah (4 Btl), Mir-Hanna Cab (4 Btl), Toothstejnn (4 Btl)
Last purchase: 11/18/13
Longest SIWBM of year: 110 days
2012 - 98 btl. 2011- 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl. Big ol' Cornucopia 2