Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia

Macán Clásico Rioja Tempranillo 2015

This is very rustic and austere Rioja. Dark purple color. Good nose with with red fruit, leather, cedar, and cassis. On the pallet the fruit is dialed way down, and the oak and earthy flavors dominate. It is full bodied, high alcohol, with medium plus acidity and a dry medium tannic finish. IMHO it lacks integration but very drinkable and will punch you in the face again and again. Very powerful wine. — 3 days ago

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Ole' Orleans

Vieux Carré Tempranillo Rosé 2018

Besides this being a great Rosé to go with grilled salmon and shrimp, please pray for this producer in New Orleans, they have been hit hard with damage, flooding and are having to go out of state for gas to run their generators. the term Vieux Carré meaning “Old Square” in French, and coined around the 1890s when the Quarter was evolving into a tourist destination — 17 days ago

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Interesting review. I like learning about the history. 😄 Would go well with your lovely meal. 🦑🥬

Bodegas Orben

Orben Rioja Tempranillo

Aged 7 years so I would say time to drink, was the 2014. Still some taste of red fruit and oak tannins through out. Strange that it is sold in a burgundy type bottle. But, overall a very approachable Rioja. I prefer a bit more bite from the tannins in my Riojas. — 6 days ago

Fratelli Pasini

Testa Dura Mezcla de Tintos

A blend of nebbiolo, tempranillo and other grapes from baja. Lots of oak and ripe fruit on the nose. Has the earthy character of nebbiolo with the ripe plum fruit, but the strong oakiness is a but off-putting. I’d be curious to see how this would taste with several hours of decanting, as some of the alcohol might burn off. Very enjoyable bottle with dinner though. — 13 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Candied lilacs - a lovely nose

Medium bodied that has a wonderful amount of Eucalyptus, chamomile, mint, black tea tannins, citrus, and enough oak to keep the wine at attention.
This is an easy go to producer for a quality wine.
— 11 days ago

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Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria

Frontaura Reserva Toro Tempranillo 2005

Dried cherry, espresso grounds, tobacco, anise, and cracked pepper. There’s a sense of American oak. Layered with tertiary flavors. Loads of depth. Tempranillo is classical shown on the palate. Cherry fruit is bright and accented with bramble berries and forest notes. There’s a sense of soy sauce and umami. Tannins are integrate and acidity lingers. Warm but not hot. Lots of length. — 6 days ago

Booker Vineyard

Twenty-Two Paso Robles Tempranillo 2017

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe dark fruits, flinty spice, floral and oak for this Tempranillo. On the palate flavors of blackberry, black cherry & plum with hints of espresso, cacao and licorice wrapped in earthy oak. Firm tannins, still grippy, great old world balance with acidity, full body, long finish ends with fruit, oak, spice, and earthy mineral character. Just outstanding, needs more time! — 23 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Camino del Villar

Mary Taylor Navarra Tempranillo 2019

Nose has blackberry, ripe cherry, muddy soil, mahogany, cold cigar, (light) green herbs and fig bar.

Palate has wet blackberry, dried blueberries, brown sugar, tobacco leaf and sundried tomato. Decent tannins (yeah I know it's youthful) but ready to go, medium finish length, rich and delicious.
— 13 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

You are amazing me. Fig bar? Never tried a tobacco leaf green or dried? And obviously I do not like cold cigars 😂.

Bodegas Cepa 21

Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2019

Amazing #vinako !! … Fresh and refreshing mid-weight Rivera del Duero. Gentle tannins. Expected low acidity and flavors of ripe strawberry fruit, herbs, leather, licorice, cocoa and tobacco but with complexity and a mineral smooth beautiful finish that one don’t expect in such a young wine… In my modest and humble opinion one of the BEST wine producers on the planet…. I am just looking at the bottle in disbelieve and thankfully thinking about however made this nectar of the Gods possible… Every HITO is exactly that : en event , a celebration, an accomplishment … What can I say … Thank you !! And keep it cming for years to come… — 8 days ago

Pago del Vicario

Blanco de Tempranillo 2019

Tempranillo Blanco. A first for me. Aromas and flavors of yellow apple and fresh herbs. Hint of saline and lemon on the long finish. The freshness just lingers! Overly crisp acidity. This wine stimulates the pallet at the same time it is cleansing it. Outstanding! — 20 days ago

Daniel, Hermes and 2 others liked this