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.

Hacienda Lopez de Haro 2013 Rioja Reserva 750ml

$26.45

"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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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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La Rioja Alta 2009 Vina Arana Reserva 750ml

$60.78

The 2009 Viña Arana Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), with a long aging in oak barrels (three years with six manual rackings). It's a polished and soft red, classic Rioja. Translucent and bright with some orange...

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Miguel Merino 2009 Gran Reserva 750ml

$65.13

A beautiful wine that has a deep ruby purple hue, the nose displays notes of dried berries and cherries with cigar box characteristics. The palate is bold with beautiful notes of vanilla, black cherries and subtle notes of oak and tobacco.

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Run Rafa Run 2016 Tempranillo 750ml

$10.95

This is a lighter-style (11% ABV) Tempranillo from Castilla-Leon that pairs well with sandwiches, pizza, grilled meats, polenta, and nachos. Candied cherry and vanilla on the nose, more of the same on the palate, followed by hints of smokey meat and...

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Bodegas Gallegas 2016 Ciumes Tempranillo 750ml

$13.82

Tempranillo is Spain's top grape, other than Garnacha. Perhaps the most famous examples of Tempranillo wines are from Rioja, which are traditionally highly prized for their complexity and ageing potential. Today's technology allows the making of...

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Vina Santiago 2015 Tempranillo 750ml

$11.21

It has been said that Valdepeňas was one of the first places in Spain to cultivate Tempranillo wine grapes. The early 13th Century Knights of Santiago were bestowed the responsibility of caring for the vines. Perhaps due to their care and protection, the...

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Miguel Merino 2011 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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Abel Mendoza 2014 Rioja Seleccion Personal 750ml

$69.47

Each year, a different parcel is selected to make this wine. The 2014 vintage uses grapes from El Bardallo, a 50 year old vineyard. Medium to high intensity nose with aromas of cloves, pepper, cocoa, licorice, ripe and jammy fruits, and hints of smoke...

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Pagos de Araiz 2016 Joven 750ml

$14.69

This youthful and highly enjoyable Navarrese wine is made from Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes. There are aromas of fresh red fruit and wildflowers, and juicy refreshing flavours of wild strawberry and tart mountain berries. Uncomplicated and fun, this...

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Aalto 2014/2015 Ribera Del Duero 750ml

$95.56

The 2014 Aalto is produced with Tempranillo from different zones of Ribera del Duero aged in oak barrels, some 70% of them new, for 16 months, a little bit less than in previous years when the wine was aged for some 18 months. They now use some grapes...

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Elias Mora 2014 Toro 750ml

$23.39

(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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La Rioja Alta 2014 Finca San Martin Crianza 750ml

$36.43

“Dark red. Aromas and flavors of redcurrant, dried cherry and cracked pepper, with a subtle floral note in the background. Dry and tightly focused, showing a tart edge to the vanilla-accented finish, which is framed by gentle tannins.”-...

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Bodegas Covitoro 2014 Barbian Toro 750ml

$28.60

Barbián Tinto Roble is a modern, elegant and, above all, an easy to drink wine. In Barbián, the fruit predominates in this young wine, with the added complexity from four months of aging in barrels of French and American oak. Awards: Gold...

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