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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  • Bodegas Gandía Utiel-Requena Reserva Hoya de Cadenas 2002


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    Wine review by petergriffirh

  • Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo Valdepenas Anos 7 Years 2008


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Bodega Calle El Olvidado Tempranillo Reserva Mendoza 2014


    Dirty, earthy and smoky with fresh field paddy notes and black pepper spice on top of blackberry and black currant fruit. This is quite flavorful and expressive in the mouth, with a good mixture of red and black fruits ranging from cherry to black currant with some savory notes of tamari and some tart cranberry towards the earthy, creamy finish.... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Bodega Cyan Crianza 2010


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Zuccardi Q Tempranillo Mendoza 2012


    Black pepper, chili and cinnamon spice on the nose with rich molasses and brown sugar aromas and black currant fruit. This is dry but boldly fruited on the palate with notes of black cherry, smoky black currant and blackberry, dark chocolate and textured tannins blowing through on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Rio Madre Rioja Tempranillo 2014


    Good amount of sediment. Full bodied. Missing tempranillo sweetness. It got buried in the complexity. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Emilio Moro Finca Resalso 2016


    Binny's 11/17. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with ... ... Noir, 19% Chardonnay and 3% Tempranillo Rosé is barrel-aged for 12 months in used French oak.  It's chock full of black cherry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit; along with, subtle savory herbal characteristics of sage and rosemary and a hint of earth, sea salt a... Read More

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  • Senda Tempranillo Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2014


    Soft clay and creamy, floral notes of black currant and blackberry on the nose. Dark cherry and blackberry notes on the palate are rich and textured with a good heft, zesty acidity and baking spice with a refreshing palate of black fruit preserves and chewy tannins on the long, fruit forward finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Cubo Tempranillo Roble Vino de la Tierra de Castilla 2014


    Black cherry and black currant aromas with a touch of spice. Earthy spice in the mouth with a thick jammy palate of black currant and a licorice note towards the finish that ends in thick tannins and a cherry cola freshness. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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