List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Tempranillo Wine

Learn about Tempranillo — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

Notoriously food-friendly with soft tannins and a bright acidity, Tempranillo wine 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.

Tempranillo Tasting Notes

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.

Tempranillo Food Pairings

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

Sommelier Secrets for Tempranillo Wine

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.

Filter by
12 Items
12 Items
  • Bodega Rejadorada Temple Crianza 2011 Front Label
    Bodega Rejadorada Temple Crianza 2011
    Tempranillo from Toro, Spain
    • W&S90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $23.99
    Try the
    23 99
    23 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bodegas El Indiano El Brozal 2008 Front Label
    Bodegas El Indiano El Brozal 2008
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
    • RP92
    • W&S90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $33.99
    Try the
    33 99
    33 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bodegas Muga Reserva 2003 Front Label
    Bodegas Muga Reserva 2003
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
    • W&S94
    3.6 5 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $27.99
    Try the 2017 Vintage 27 99
    27 99
    27 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vina Sastre Pago de Santa Cruz Gran Reserva 2010 Front Label
    Vina Sastre Pago de Santa Cruz Gran Reserva 2010
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • V94
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $99.98
    Try the
    120
    99 98
    Save $20.02 (17%)
  • Dominio de Pingus Psi 2017  Front Label
    Dominio de Pingus Psi 2017
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • JS94
    • V92
    • W&S90
    4.3 34 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $36.99
    Try the 2019 Vintage 41 99
    36 99
    36 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero 2012 Front Label
    Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero 2012
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • JS94
    • WW93
    • W&S92
    • RP92
    3.7 9 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $39.99
    Try the
    39 99
    39 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vizcarra Senda del Oro 2013 Front Label
    Vizcarra Senda del Oro 2013
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $18.99
    Try the
    22
    18 99
    Save $3.01 (14%)
  • Vizcarra Senda del Oro 2018  Front Label
    Vizcarra Senda del Oro 2018
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • RP90
    • W&S90
    4.2 40 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $26.99
    Try the
    26 99
    26 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2013 Front Label
    Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2013
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • W&S93
    • RP92
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $99.99
    Try the
    99 99
    99 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2017  Front Label
    Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2017
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • JS95
    • V94
    • RP93
    • W&S92
    4.5 12 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $108.99
    Try the
    108 99
    108 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vina Sastre Pago de Santa Cruz 2010 Front Label
    Vina Sastre Pago de Santa Cruz 2010
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • W&S91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $99.98
    Try the
    99 98
    99 98
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vina Sastre Pago de Santa Cruz Gran Reserva 2009 Front Label
    Vina Sastre Pago de Santa Cruz Gran Reserva 2009
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Price per bottle
    Currently Unavailable $99.98
    Try the
    120
    99 98
    Save $20.02 (17%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...