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        • El Coto Coto de Imaz Reserva 2016  Front Label
          El Coto Coto de Imaz Reserva 2016
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • JS91
          • WS91
          • W&S91
          4.1 69 Ratings
          22 99
        • Eguren Ugarte Cincuenta 2016  Front Label
          Eguren Ugarte Cincuenta 2016
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • JS93
          • W&S92
          • WW90
          4.0 61 Ratings
          14 99
        • Protos Reserva 2015  Front Label
          Protos Reserva 2015
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • W&S93
          • JS91
          • D90
          4.7 35 Ratings
          44 99
        • Protos Gran Reserva 2014  Front Label
          Protos Gran Reserva 2014
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • W&S92
          • D92
          4.9 32 Ratings
          79 99
        • Pago de Los Capellanes Reserva 2018  Front Label
          Pago de Los Capellanes Reserva 2018
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • W&S93
          • WS92
          0.0 0 Ratings
          67 99
        • Arzuaga Reserva 2018  Front Label
          Arzuaga Reserva 2018
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • W&S94
          0.0 0 Ratings
          66 99
        • Portia Crianza 2016  Front Label
          Portia Crianza 2016
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • JS93
          • WW91
          • W&S90
          3.7 28 Ratings
          24 99
        • Bodegas Valdemar Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva 2007 Front Label
          Bodegas Valdemar Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva 2007
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • W&S90
          3.8 9 Ratings
          36 99
        • Perez Pascuas Ribera del Duero El Pedrosal 2019  Front Label
          Perez Pascuas Ribera del Duero El Pedrosal 2019
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • W&S93
          0.0 0 Ratings
          28 99
        • Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal Reserva 2015  Front Label
          Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal Reserva 2015
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • JS92
          • WE90
          • W&S90
          3.9 10 Ratings
          25 99
        • Faustino I Gran Reserva 2010  Front Label
          Faustino I Gran Reserva 2010
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • JS94
          • WE94
          • D93
          • W&S93
          • WW93
          4.1 33 Ratings
          38 99
        • Cuentavinas Los Yelsones Rioja 2019  Front Label
          Cuentavinas Los Yelsones Rioja 2019
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • RP95
          • JS94
          • JD93
          • W&S92
          0.0 0 Ratings
          259 99
        • Remelluri Granja Rioja Gran Reserva 2012  Front Label
          Remelluri Granja Rioja Gran Reserva 2012
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • RP94
          • W&S90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          148
          119 99
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        • Valduero Dos Cotas Reserva 2014  Front Label
          Valduero Dos Cotas Reserva 2014
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • W&S94
          0.0 0 Ratings
          51 99
        • Villota Vina Gena Vinedo Singular Rioja 2018  Front Label
          Villota Vina Gena Vinedo Singular Rioja 2018
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • JS93
          • JD93
          • W&S90
          0.0 0 Ratings
          60
          49 99
          Save $10.01 (17%)
        • Portia Triennia 2014  Front Label
          Portia Triennia 2014
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • W&S92
          • JS92
          • V92
          0.0 0 Ratings
          74 99
        • Bodegas Vega Sicilia Unico Tinto 2011  Front Label
          Bodegas Vega Sicilia Unico Tinto 2011
          Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
          • JS98
          • W&S96
          • RP96
          • WS95
          0.0 0 Ratings
          529 99
        • Bodegas Campillo Crianza 2015  Front Label
          Bodegas Campillo Crianza 2015
          Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain
          • WE91
          • W&S90
          • JS90
          • WW90
          4.1 18 Ratings
          22 99
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        Learn about Tempranillo — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

        Tempranillo is Spain’s premier and most planted grape variety, accounting for around 20% of all Spanish plantings. Tempranillo translates to “a bit early” in Spanish and its name refers to the grape’s growing cycle, since it both buds and ripens early. Tempranillo is the base of many of Spain’s iconic wines and it is highly regarded by winemakers because of its tremendous versatility and adaptability. 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 is extremely sensitive to both its growing environment and to winemaking techniques, which makes it difficult to list the most representative aroma descriptors.

        Tempranillo Food Pairings

        Tempranillo’s modest, fine-grained soft tannins and good acidity make it extremely food friendly. Tempranillo wine can be paired with a wide variety of Spanish-inspired dishes—especially grilled lamb chops, a rich chorizo and bean stew or paella. Tempranillo also pairs well with traditional dishes from Castile and León (Castilla y León) like roasted lamb or sucking pig (lechazo and cochinillo respectively) or pork chops Sarmiento style (chuletillas al sarmiento). The young wines, in which Tempranillo dominates, offer bright red fruit and licorice flavors that are a good match for the many vegetable dishes that La Rioja de Navarra has to offer.

        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.

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