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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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  • Hidalgo Tradicion H Gran Reserva 2012  Front Label
    Hidalgo Tradicion H Gran Reserva 2012
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2016  Front Label
    Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2016
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Era Costana Reserva 2014  Front Label
    Era Costana Reserva 2014
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Bodegas Ordonez – Toro Vatan Tinta de Toro 2016  Front Label
    Bodegas Ordonez – Toro Vatan Tinta de Toro 2016
    Tempranillo from Toro, Spain
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  • Bodegas Ordonez – Toro Triton Tinta de Toro 2017  Front Label
    Bodegas Ordonez – Toro Triton Tinta de Toro 2017
    Tempranillo from Toro, Spain
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  • Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2016 Front Label
    Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2016
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Valduero Crianza 2016  Front Label
    Valduero Crianza 2016
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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  • El Coto Coto Real 2012  Front Label
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    • Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009  Front Label
      Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2009
      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Bodegas Montecillo Gran Reserva 2010 Front Label
      Bodegas Montecillo Gran Reserva 2010
      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Benjamin Romeo Contador 2011 Front Label
      Benjamin Romeo Contador 2011
      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Marques de Caceres Organic Red 2018  Front Label
      Marques de Caceres Organic Red 2018
      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Arzuaga Gran Reserva 2010  Front Label
        Arzuaga Gran Reserva 2010
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        • El Coto Crianza 2016  Front Label
          El Coto Crianza 2016
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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          • Teso la Monja Almirez 2017  Front Label
            Teso la Monja Almirez 2017
            Tempranillo from Toro, Spain
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          • Dominio Basconcillos Vina Magna 6 Meses 2016  Front Bottle Shot
            Dominio Basconcillos Vina Magna 6 Meses 2016
            Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, 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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          • Sierra Cantabria Seleccion 2017  Front Label
            Sierra Cantabria Seleccion 2017
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            • Bodegas Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2017  Front Label
              Bodegas Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2017
              Tempranillo from La Mancha, 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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            • Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal Reserva 2014  Front Label
              Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal Reserva 2014
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            • Vivanco Reserva Rioja Seleccion de Familia 2014  Front Label
              Vivanco Reserva Rioja Seleccion de Familia 2014
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              Flaco Tempranillo 2018
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              • Bodegas Cepa 21 Ribera del Duero 2016  Front Label
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