Tempranillo

Common synonyms: Tinto Fino, Ulle de Llebre, Tinto del Pais, Aragones(z), Cencibel, Tinto del Toro, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Riojano, Valdepeñas

 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Europe, not known exactly where
 
History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it could have been brought there by the Moors from somewhere else unknown. There are theories it’s a clonal offshoot of Pinot Noir, and though it shares some characteristics, it has been proven the two are not related. But regardless, Tempranillo, which means “early little one” for its penchant for early ripening, has become widely cultivated all over the world in many styles. 
 
It is the leading red grape in Spain, where it is called by many names according to where it’s grown. It is most distinguished as the main grape of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, where, particularly in the higher altitude vineyard locations, it is produced Read more »

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  • Did someone mention shellfish?  Today was a real treat, as I started off ... a 2012 Vina Bujanda Crianza Tempranillo red from Rioja.  Their menu said they had a 2010 bottle but they brought out a 2012; I asked to see the wine steward about the discrepancy but I accepted the later bottle with his promise to update their wine list.  The wine was... Read More

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  • It's interesting, Jon, that Ruby Cabernet seems to be grown a lot in BC. ... (blended with Grenache and Tempranillo) and.Casa Pedro Domecq Reserva Real (blended with Barbera Read More

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  • MEXICO!Pavo Real Wines are cultivated in Valle De Guadalupe, Baja, Mexico. A plentiful and exceptional Viticulture region, wines have been cultivated in Mexico since the Spanish first arrived in the 16th century. Until now, these wines have been enjoyed within the Mexican borders. Blended by MS Ian Cauble and Imported Directly into the United St... Read More

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  • Chocolat Rouge Dark Red NV

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    Is my relaxing favorite wine! Love the chocolate on the nose and the aftertaste! Is my go to wine!!! Read More

    Wine review by colmark


  • Bodegas Mano a Mano Ribota Tempranillo Tierra de Castilla 2012

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Muga Reserva Rioja Unfilterd 2011

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    Something of a chemical or alcoholic nose. Quite light on the fruit on entry. Medium-bodied. Light on tannin. Noticeable acid. Nothing really wrong with this wine, but nothing really grabs me. As the wine warms a bitI just pulled it from my cellarcomponents seem to be more integrated. Now, the fruit seems more subtle, not light. Tannin a... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Conde de Valdemar Crianza Tempranillo 2005

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    this wine has mellowed in the cellar while still reminding one of the heavy grape that is its namesake. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Campo Viejo Reserva 2009

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    Earth, forest floor and deep rich black fruit on the nose with notes of chocolate and a hint of tobacco leaf. Nicely soft in the mouth, this is perfectly balanced with nice red currant and ripe cherry freshness showing on top of zesty acidity and a creamy texture. Finishes light with lovely spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Alto Castillo Tempranillo 2014

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    Wine review by Khriz


  • Yeah vinOvinO, I bit too. An eclectic mix I think.Cabot Vineyards - Aged Zins ... Veleta Cab Sauv, 2009 Veleta TempranilloVeleta Gourmet - Olive Oil 6pkRandom Wine Company - Sampler 6 pk - 2013 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills Syrah/Viognier, 2012 Elerding Vyd Horse Heaven Hills Tempranillo, 2013 Rattlesnake Road Vyd Columbia Valley C... Read More

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  • spanish red wine-los molinos,temprranillo,valdepenas.a must for pate and cheeses,very well balanced and full of flavour,available in spain at £1 a bottle,does anyone sell this locally,one of the nicest i have EVER tasted.

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  • Wineclan.com, the wine social network in spanish! Join!

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  • Yes, I do. Bodegas Paso Robles has a stellar, lower alcohol Tempranillo...and a Tempranillo Rose which is not to be missed. Wine maker, Dorothy Schuler take wine making seriously and buys only the finest grapes, from which she crafts her delicious array of Spanish and Portuguese wines. It is worth the trip to Paso Robles, CA. , just to sample h...

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  • Love the food friendliness of Tempranillo

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  • Yes, we were there visiting from the Laurence Welk Resort. I must say that we enjoyed the "lecture" on wines that Mick, and the other gentleman gave. Tom, who served the samples during the talk, was a very good server. Of all the wine tasting events we have been to, this one topped them all. Tom introduced us to your Belle Marie Tempranillo. ...

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  • Do you like the Rubens Tempranillo? I just enjoyed a bottle...very very dry, but enjoyable.

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