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Tempranillo

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Notoriously food-friendly with soft tannins and a bright acidity, Tempranillo is the star of Spain’s Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions and important throughout most of Spain. Depending on location, it takes on a few synonyms; in Penedès, it is known as Ull de Llebre and in Valdepeñas, goes by Cencibel. Furthermore in Portugal, known as Tinta Roriz, it is a key component both in Port wines and the dry red wines of the Douro. The New World regions of California, Washington and Oregon have all had success with Tempranillo, producing a ripe, amicable and fruit-dominant style of red.

Tasting Notes for Tempranillo

Tempranillo is a dry, red wine and produces medium-weight reds with strawberry and black fruit characteristics. Depending on growing conditions and winemaking, it can produce hints of spice, toast, leather, tobacco, herb or vanilla.

Perfect Food Pairings for Tempranillo

Tempranillo’s modest, fine-grained tannins and good acidity make it extremely food friendly. Pair these with a wide variety of Spanish-inspired dishes—especially grilled lamb chops, a rich chorizo and bean stew or paella.

Sommelier Secrets for Tempranillo

The Spanish take their oak aging requirements very seriously, especially in Rioja. There, a naming system is in place to indicate how much time the wine has spent in both barrel and bottle before release. Rioja labeled Joven (a fresh and fruity style) spends a year or less in oak, whereas Gran Reserva (complex and age-worthy) must be matured for a minimum of two years in oak and three years in bottle before release. Requirements on Crianza and Reserva fall in between.

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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2012 Front Label
    La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2012
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Tinto 2015  Front Label
    La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva Tinto 2015
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2008  Front Label
    R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2008
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • CVNE Vina Real Crianza 2016 Front Label
    CVNE Vina Real Crianza 2016
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • El Coto Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012 Front Label
    El Coto Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva 2012
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo Crianza 2012  Front Label
    R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo Crianza 2012
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2016 Front Label
    Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2016
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Gran Reserva 2012  Front Label
    Marques de Caceres Rioja Gran Reserva 2012
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • TA93
    • WE92
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  • Era Costana Reserva 2014  Front Label
    Era Costana Reserva 2014
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
    • JS90
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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2015  Front Label
    Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2015
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • WE91
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  • La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 2011  Front Label
    La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 Tinto 2011
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    4.5 22 Ratings
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  • Bodegas y Vinedos Alion  2016  Front Label
    Bodegas y Vinedos Alion 2016
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2017  Front Label
    Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2017
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
    • JS92
    3.8 102 Ratings
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  • Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2015  Front Label
    Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2015
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Cuerno Ribera del Duero 2015  Front Label
      Cuerno Ribera del Duero 2015
      Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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    • Matsu El Picaro 2019  Front Label
      Matsu El Picaro 2019
      Tempranillo from Toro, Spain
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      • CVNE Crianza 2016  Front Label
        CVNE Crianza 2016
        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Marques de Murrieta Dalmau Tinto Reserva 2014  Front Label
        Marques de Murrieta Dalmau Tinto Reserva 2014
        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Campo Viejo Reserva Rioja 2015  Front Label
        Campo Viejo Reserva Rioja 2015
        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Emilio Moro Malleolus 2017  Front Label
        Emilio Moro Malleolus 2017
        Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
        • RP93
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      • Hermanos Hernaiz El Pedal 2018  Front Label
        Hermanos Hernaiz El Pedal 2018
        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva 2015  Front Label
        Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva 2015
        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Dominio de Pingus  2018  Front Label
        Dominio de Pingus 2018
        Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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      • Carlos Serres Reserva 2014  Front Label
        Carlos Serres Reserva 2014
        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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        • Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2018  Front Label
          Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Tinto 2018
          Tempranillo from Spain
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