Castilla Y León Tempranillo

Bodega Matarredonda

Juan Rojo Toro Tempranillo 2010

Drinking perfectly now. Berries, dark cherries, cassis, elegant tannin with long lasting finish. Must try. — 6 days ago

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Finca Museum Viñedos y Bodegas

Reserva Cigales Tempranillo 2016

Tim L

Question: was it this or that next wine? Who cares…a Museum Reserva! Had at a Spanish restaurant in Santa Fe…very good wine with positive surprises of full flavor big dark berries and smooth palate, controlled tannins, tasty finish. — 23 days ago

Bodegas Protos

Vinos Finos Ribera Duero Red Blend 2017

It’s official. We’ve taken the leap and registered for WSET Diploma (Level 4)! 😆 We’re excited for, and daunted by, the steep learning journey that lies ahead over the next 2-3 years…

What better way to mark the beginning of this journey than to sip on some lovely Ribera del Duero wine and work through a formal note using the systematic approach to tasting (SAT) wine? 🍷🍷

This wine is made from the ‘Tinta del Pais’ variety aka ‘Tinto Fino’ aka ‘Tempranillo.’ It hails from Ribera del Duero DO within the Duero Valley of Spain. 🇪🇸 Its topography is unique in that it’s largely cut off from maritime influences by surrounding mountains and is situated on the highest part of a plateau called the Meseta Central, over 2,780 feet above sea level. ⛰ ⛰

👁 This wine is deep ruby with notable tearing and extraction.

👃 On the nose this wine has a medium intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas include primary notes of ripe black cherry, black currant, blueberry, pomegranate, violet, anise, black licorice, and secondary notes of cedar, pencil shavings, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium intensity of flavors. Flavors include tart blackberry, black cherry, and black currant, dark chocolate, toast, cedar, nutmeg, and clove. The finish is medium.

This is a very good wine that is balanced in its core structure, offers aromatic and flavor complexity across primary and secondary categories, and has solid intensity and concentration of vibrant fruit. 💕 It may be consumed now (especially after decanting), but has potential for further aging.

Protos ’27, Ribera del Duero, Tinta del Pais, Vintage 2017, ABV 14.5%. Named in honor of the 11 vine growers who established Protos in 1927.
— 9 days ago

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Mark Detrick

Mark Detrick

I’m in Spain 🇪🇸 and I’ve seen it. Have not been able to try it. Would love to!


@James K We really enjoyed this wine and would love to explore more from Protos’s portfolio!


@Mark Detrick Lucky you!!! 🇪🇸 You should pick up a bottle and let us know your thoughts! I’ll bet it’s even better prior to crossing the Atlantic.

Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz

Tomás Esteban Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2005

2005 gave us some great wines. Today we are celebrating the 16th birthday of our son and just as he the wine is shining. Loads of red fruit, smooth tanins. Pure joy!! — 6 days ago

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Bodegas Cepa 21

Hito Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2019

Amazing #vinako !! … Fresh and refreshing mid-weight Rivera del Duero. Gentle tannins. Expected low acidity and flavors of ripe strawberry fruit, herbs, leather, licorice, cocoa and tobacco but with complexity and a mineral smooth beautiful finish that one don’t expect in such a young wine… In my modest and humble opinion one of the BEST wine producers on the planet…. I am just looking at the bottle in disbelieve and thankfully thinking about however made this nectar of the Gods possible… Every HITO is exactly that : en event , a celebration, an accomplishment … What can I say … Thank you !! And keep it cming for years to come… — 15 days ago


El Viejo Tempranillo 2018

Definitely needs time to decant and simmer down; then - boom! — 3 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Gran Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1994

Complex, silky & polished were my 1st impressions followed by lush red fruits, cassis, cedar, leather, menthol, baking spices & tobacco. Beautiful balance, fine tannins with good length. Well stored btls should drink well for many years — 3 days ago

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Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria

Frontaura Reserva Toro Tempranillo 2005

Dried cherry, espresso grounds, tobacco, anise, and cracked pepper. There’s a sense of American oak. Layered with tertiary flavors. Loads of depth. Tempranillo is classical shown on the palate. Cherry fruit is bright and accented with bramble berries and forest notes. There’s a sense of soy sauce and umami. Tannins are integrate and acidity lingers. Warm but not hot. Lots of length. — 13 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2015

Very rare opportunity to try Tempranillo, Cab, and Merlot blend aged 5 years before release. — 2 days ago

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Bodegas Vizar

Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon Tempranillo

Wow! Only twel-fiddy, and really good fruit and balance! I would love it even at 3 times the price. — 12 days ago



Wow. 9.6 it must be excellent?