Castilla Y León, Spain

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino 2013

Dark ruby hue. Aromas of cassis, cherry, earthy, leather, licorice, plum, smoke, tar, violet. Full bodied with full tannins and high acidity. Soft tannins. A little hot at the outset and needs time to open up. But otherwise beautiful and expressive. A definitive pairing with red meat. 100% Tempranillo. — 10 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo 2017

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

A baby. Smoked cedar, tobacco, black cherry and cacao. — a month ago

Peter, Severn and 2 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2019

No notes. Who needs notes for an old friend? Always delish. Perhaps missing some of its usual tension, which makes me wonder if this was a warm vintage. — 14 days ago

Bob, Vin and 6 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Dark garnet hue. Aromas of bramble, cedar, cherry, flint, graphite, leather, oak, plum, strawberry. Medium-plus body, with plus tannins and plus acidity. Integrated, rounded tannins. Drinking well now. 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. — 10 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2019

Not lucky. Twice as lucky. Cheers. 18 was the better tasting vintage. Better balanced, softer tannins, and brighter. Cheers. — 21 days ago

Bob, Ted and 10 others liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2021

Nose: hint of Brett.

Palate: tasty. Great acidity. Really bright cherry fruit.
— 21 days ago

Lyle and Brian liked this

Bodegas El Nido

Clio Jumilla Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Owned in collaboration with Chris Ringland, Jorge Ordonez, Miguel Gil and others, located in Valley of La Aragona inside the Murcia district of Jumilla. Very dark Ruby, purple edges with floral fruit aromas & floral spice. On the palate blueberry & sweet black cherry flavors, savory with great mouthfeel, 24 months aging on French & American oak, the 70% Monastrell & 30% Cab Sauv has fine soft tannins, well integrated with oak, long finish ending with mineral tones, Will age well! — 9 days ago

Tom, David and 4 others liked this

Dominio de Pingus

PSI Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2020

Another good one from the SER wine club — 12 days ago

Andrew, Sagee and 1 other liked this

Aalto

Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo 2020

Good showing, additional cellaring showed off. A like these more elegant Spanish wines — 24 days ago

Iwan, Mike and 14 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Reserva Finca Ygay Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Blend of 83% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo (Cariñena) and 2% Garnacha, grapes and various plots fermented separately, aged for 20 months in American oak, then blended. Deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe black fruits and floral spice notes. On the palate flavors of cherry, blackberry and plum with notes of leather, vanilla and oaky notes. Fine tannins, long finish, lively acidity ending with fruit, sweet oak and spice. Nice! — 6 days ago

Juan, Tom and 3 others liked this