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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  • Well, I'm still awake and posting to this forum tonight.  Thing is, I ... up my open bottle of Spanish Tempranillo, so I must open something else.  Don't you think a nice Napa Cabernet Sauvignon would be the ticket?  Yes?  I agree.  This 2009 Audelssa Cabernet Sauvignon hits the spo Read More

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  • Very nice wines you guys.  I do keep an eye out for the 2012 vintages of ... off my 'under $20' Tempranillo blend that I opened yesterday.  No picture of it here but I am enjoying this wine tonigh Read More

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  • It also can depend on what wine you are tired of drinking.  I can get ... ... ... a Spanish red, perhaps a Tempranillo blend?  They are generally good value wine Read More

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  • I stopped by my favorite wine shop today, which isn't my normal Cat ... I ... I linked identified it as Tempranillo (as expected).  That review also indicates this wine is extremely tasty and it punches way about it's weight class.  You guys should see if you can get a bottle!Oh, here are more details on the Tempranillo blen Read More

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  • RC - The Cono Sur Chardonnay was decent.  That was Sandra's glass, so ... blended in there with the Tempranillo, plus the barrel aging.On Sunday, even though this is the weekday topic, we popped the cork on this Muse blend from Virginia.  We had visited this winery in 2016 and this was their top wine at the time.  It's quite good for a Virgini... Read More

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  • Vega Sauco 'To' Toro D.O 2008

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    My favorite among Toro, Spanish wines Read More

    Wine review by Micheluz


  • Ardal Reserva Seleccion Especial 2010

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    An interesting wine. A very subdued entry of unsweetened black fruit introduces this wine to the palatefruit is detectable, but is not syrupy fruit-bomb fruit. Then some very serious tannin. I want to say that this wine is light on acid, but, on the other hand, Im not sure that more acid would improve it. It is a remarkably easy to drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2012

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    Gift? Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Lan Rioja Reserva 2010

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    Not your classical Rioja. Ripe with median acid with some rather biting tannin. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Bodegas Urbina Reserva Especial 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by jazie


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