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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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  • CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja 2015 Front Label
    CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja 2015
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Contino Rioja Reserva 2015  Front Label
    Contino Rioja Reserva 2015
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  • Campo Viejo Reserva Rioja 2015  Front Label
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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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  • Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva 2015  Front Label
    Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina Reserva 2015
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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  • Numanthia Toro 2015  Front Label
    Numanthia Toro 2015
    Tempranillo from Toro, Spain
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  • CVNE Rioja Reserva 2015  Front Label
    CVNE Rioja Reserva 2015
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  • Bodegas Aster by La Rioja Alta Crianza 2015  Front Label
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    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, 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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  • Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Reserva 2015  Front Label
    Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Reserva 2015
    Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina Crianza 2015 Front Label
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      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Marques de la Concordia Lagunilla Crianza 2015  Front Label
      Marques de la Concordia Lagunilla Crianza 2015
      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Zuccardi Q Tempranillo 2015  Front Label
      Zuccardi Q Tempranillo 2015
      Tempranillo from Mendoza, Argentina
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      • Legaris Crianza 2015 Front Label
        Legaris Crianza 2015
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      • La Capilla Crianza 2015  Front Label
        La Capilla Crianza 2015
        Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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      • Bodegas Luis Canas Reserva Seleccion de la Familia 2015  Front Label
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        • Emilio Moro Malleolus de Sanchomartin 2015  Front Label
          Emilio Moro Malleolus de Sanchomartin 2015
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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          Emilio Moro Malleolus de Valderramiro 2015
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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        • Marques de Riscal Baron de Chirel 2015  Front Label
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          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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        • Perez Pascuas Ribera del Duero El Pedrosal 2015 Front Label
          Perez Pascuas Ribera del Duero El Pedrosal 2015
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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