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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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  • Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Tinto 2016  Front Label
    Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Tinto 2016
    Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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    • Bodegas y Vinedos Alion  2016  Front Label
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      Bodegas Muga Seleccion Especial Reserva 2016
      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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    • Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva 2016  Front Label
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      Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2016  Front Label
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        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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      • Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition Rioja 2016  Front Label
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        Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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        • Vina Sastre Crianza 2016  Front Label
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          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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        • Eguren Ugarte Cincuenta 2016  Front Label
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          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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        • Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Crianza 2016  Front Label
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          • Dominio de Atauta  2016  Front Label
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          • CVNE Real de Asua Rioja Reserva 2016  Front Label
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          • Carlos Serres Crianza 2016  Front Label
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            Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
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          • Convento San Francisco Roble 2016 Front Label
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            Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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            • Bodegas de la Real Divisa Marques de Legarda Crianza 2016  Front Label
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              • K Vintners El Jefe 2016  Front Label
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                Tempranillo from Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington
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                • Vizcarra JC Vizcarra 2016  Front Label
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                  Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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