Tempranillo

Tempranillo is another variety native to Spain. Very versatile, Tempranillo grape produces medium to full-bodied red wines which are characterized by lower acidity and full fruit flavor. The thicker skin of Tempranillo grapes often produces slightly more tannic wines, which have typical flavours of plum, cherry, and strawberry with a hint of spice and tobacco, often with elements of berries, fruit, herbs, vanilla, earth and leather. Older examples will show vanilla and coffee nuances. Tempranillo wine will go perfectly well with Spanish style dishes: tapas, olives, jamon, Chorizo sausage, etc. Grilled or roast lamb, sheep milk cheeses, vegetable casseroles would be complemented by a glass of one of the Tempranillo wines.

Anciano 2013 Tempranillo 5 Year 750ml

$14.70

"Anciano wines are made in the timeless Spanish tradition. This 100% Tempranillo wine from the Valdepenas DO is aged in the cellars of Bodegas Navalon. The grapes come from 30+ year old vines and the wines were aged in a combination of French and...

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Hacienda Lopez de Haro 2015 Rioja Reserva 750ml

$27.74

"Hacienda López de Haro Reserva 2011 displays a certain degree of complexity on the nose. Aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and raspberries, notes of spices, hints of old leather and some menthol remembrances. A masterly aged wine, the...

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Lopez de Haro 2017 Tempranillo 750ml

$19.91

Winemaker's Notes:It is a wine with violet tones and fruity aromas that expresses its youth. Complex on the nose with aromas of red fruit and liquorish, typical of the Tempranillo variety, combined with a touch of roast nuances from the barrel...

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Toro Bravo 2018 Tempranillo Merlot 750ml

$12.08

Tempranillo—Spain’s flagship red variety—lends the firm frame to Toro Bravo while Merlot adds flesh and juiciness. Toro Bravo calls to mind Black Forest cake on the nose, followed by a flood of flavour—cherries dipped in dark...

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La Rioja Alta 2010 Gran Reserva 904 750ml

$124.26

It seems like yesterday when the superb 2001 was released, and now I already have the 2010 Gran Reserva 904 in my glass. It has to be among the greatest modern time vintages of this mythical bottling, where they aim for a wine that has a long aging...

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CUNE 2014 Rioja Reserva 750ml

$36.43

Bright ruby-red. Sexy, oak-spiced cherry and dark berries on the nose, along with hints of vanilla and woodsmoke. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering concentrated cherry, cassis and rose pastille flavors that become deeper and sweeter on the back...

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Elias Mora 2016 Toro 750ml

$25.13

(fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for six months in new American oak barrels) Deep ruby. Dark berries, cherry pit, incense and vanilla on the perfumed nose, joined by a smoky element that emerges with air. Supple, palate-coating black currant...

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Finca de la Rica 2016 El Guia Rioja 750ml

$24.26

Finca de la Rica makes this 95/5 mix of tempranillo/viura at a modest 13.5 percent alcohol. The fruit, 45-year-old tempranillo and 100-year-old viura is grown organically and cofermented. One quarter goes through carbonic maceration followed by a...

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Abel Mendoza 2016 Rioja Jarrarte 750ml

$43.39

“I tasted the red Tempranillo 2016 Jarrarte next to the 2015, a comparison that is always interesting to see how the wines behave in two very different years. 2015 was considered warm but was somewhat underrated, and the wines are evolving better...

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Abel Mendoza 2016 Rioja Seleccion Personal 750ml

$69.47

I also tasted the 2016 Selección Personal next to the 2015. 2016 was a higher-yielding year, and the wine might be a bit lighter and fresher even if the analytical data doesn't show significant differences. The wine matured in French barrique for...

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Miguel Merino 2010 Gran Reserva 750ml

$65.13

The classic, polished, developed and balanced 2010 Gran Reserva is only produced in certain vintages. The dream year 2010 was one of those vintages when they achieved the elegance and subtlety they look for in this bottling. It matured in seven oak...

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QP 2009 Rioja Reserva 750ml

$39.04

A round, polished texture carries harmonious flavors of cherry, tobacco, cedar, vanilla and spice in this generous red. Light tannins and gentle acidity give this just enough grip. Not muscular, but alluring. Drink now through 2021. 5,400 cases made...

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Miguel Merino 2015 Vina Jovenes 750ml

$39.04

Tucked away just beneath the gorgeous hilltop village of Briones in Rioja Alta, the Miguel Merino estate is making some of the most elegant wines from the area.  A small and elite company with a microscopic annual production compared to the big...

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Zuccardi 2014 Q Tempranillo 750ml

$30.34

Black pepper filters through the nose of this Santa Rosa tempranillo, selected from older vines, seasoning deep blue plum, mulberry, violets, black raspberry, pipe tobacco. Under the alluring berry fruit there's a dusky, spicy and brooding charcoal...

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Miguel Merino 2012 Reserva 750ml

$59.04

The creamy and ripe 2011 Reserva is a traditional Rioja produced with Tempranillo and 4% Graciano, ripe, balsamic and intense. The palate reveals abundant, slightly dusty and rustic tannins that should welcome some food. 6,668 bottles were filled in...

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