Tempranillo Blend

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2010

I know I committed infanticide but I wanted to share a special bottle with a favorite cousin who never has an opportunity to drink a wine like this . A powerful , and complex nose of blueberries, florals, and red fruit. On the palate the wine was constantly changing and continuously putting weight on. Deep and concentrated flavors of  plums, chocolate , tobacco and licorice that suppressed the wine’s tannic structure.  — 9 days ago

Shay, Lyle and 58 others liked this
Jay Eagan

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Had to be delicious
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Fantastic. Love this wine! I quit worrying about drinking a bottle too soon. The occasion is more important and you probably picked up nuances and character in the wine you wouldn’t later.
JKT

JKT

Well said indeed

Miguel Merino

Vitola Reserva Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend 2015

Cooler climate grapes, savory, green tobacco. Darker funkier. Lovely. — 13 days ago

Senator, Tom and 1 other liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Very smooth and great value. — 7 days ago

Byron, Romain and 5 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2015

Ardanza is always so great for the price. 2015 has beautiful fruit and concentration. Tobacco. Needs 3-4 years but ready now if you like ‘em young like Dylon. Pair with still quivering rare Chuleton rib steak in San Sebastián. — 15 days ago

Andrew, Senator and 5 others liked this

José Luis Ripa Saenz De Navarrete

Rioja Vino Rosado Garnacha Tempranillo 2017

Lopez Heredia rose lovers alert: a garnacha/Tempranillo blend from the husband of one of the Lopez daughters. More perky & fresh than its Lopez ancestor but still layered with tangerine peel, grapefruit pith, & some Unami. Great concentration & has a more new penny copper color. For about 30$ I’ll take it, especially since Lopez rose fetches 100$. — 3 days ago

Owen Mazon
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Severn, Pinotman and 9 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Beautiful cherries, leather, dried strawberries, dust and lots of goodness. Acidity on the finish is pleasing and makes for a good finish. However, a few more years would add weight and body, so it seems, to this wine. No decant. — 2 days ago

Shay, Jay and 8 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Muestra Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2006

Shy at first but becomes rapidly approachable with air (30 mins). Voluptuous, silky, jammy and just a bit decadent. Very complimentary of hearty pasta and grilled veal. — 14 days ago

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Bodegas Peñalba López

Torremilanos Ojo Gallo Tempranillo 2020

“Ojo Gallo’, Castellano for ‘rooster eye’ (in other words, what the French call ‘oeil de perdrix’), hearkens back to the traditional clarete style of the region. This dark rosé (light red?) is a field blend of very old vines of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Bobal, Monastrell, Viura, Albillo and Malvasia co-fermented in cement and raised for 8 months in used barrels before bottling without added sulfur” — 24 days ago

Severn, Josh and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Black Label Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2018

No formal notes. At a very nice Indian Restaurant in Kensington, London. A highly savoury medium weight palate with masses of fine dry tannins - a good food wine lacking a little with mid palate fruit but a little red fruit in this young Tempranillo. — 4 days ago

Josh, Jamie and 20 others liked this

Hacienda Monasterio

Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2016

Exudes smoothness. Chocolaty red fruits with a ton of acidity. Very, very mild tannins. Really could use a bit more structure. — 6 days ago

Barbara Gazley
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