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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  • Mostly reds for me, my wife drinks only white. I usually buy in the $15-$20 ... Syrah, Barbera, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo mostl Read More

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  • Don't be shy now... I don't always drink classified growths, the best boutique wines of California, Washington or Oregon or even fine Champagne every night.  Price is part of the equation, I suppose, but "rightness" or "fit" seems more apropos.  A modest Riesling, a Viognier from Provence, or a good quality (but modestly priced) A. C. Bordeaux w... Read More

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  • Zintzo Rioja Crianza 2015


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    Wine review by Silvia Exitalia

  • Ledger David Tempranillo Rogue Valley 2015


    Nicely spiced clove and cinnamon aromas of cherry and cranberry. Tart and fruity palate of cherry and creamy red currant with a streak of tannin coming through on the mid palate, but the big story here is the bright bold fruit that dominates the palate through to a hot resinous finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Altos Ibericos Reserva Rioja Torres 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Ives - The bottle you mentioned is actually from my photo. On to other ... ... 2015 M - The Cepa 21 Tempranillo Ribera del Duero 2015R - The Siduri Pinot Noir Yamill-Carlton 20 Read More

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  • Copaboca Joven Toro 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Zintzo Rioja Crianza 2015


    Warm strawberry and light straw notes with some earthy, chalky notes and hints of cranberry. Dry and earthy on the palate, strong, drying tannins and notes of blackberry, chocolatey earth and a touch of medicine. Nice acidity with a balanced fruit and earth palate. Read More

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  • Longoria Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley 2015


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    Wine review by dpr

  • I spend a lot of time dissuading my toddler from eating Play-Doh. However, I ... the recipe.Recommended Wine:Tempranillo will teach you a thing or two about tannins, not to mention dark luscious fruits. I was very impressed by this one from the Santa Ynez Valley.  It's 84% Tempranillo buttressed by Syrah (8%), Grenache (4%) and Merlot (4%), ag... 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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  • 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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