Castilla Y León Tempranillo

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Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2012

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of black currants, cherries, sweet strawberries, light oak, chocolates, peppercorn, dark coffee, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, chocolates, coffee, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, oak, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a nice surprise. This 7 year old Tempranillo from Spain is drinking very nicely now.

Nicely balanced and tangy, with a nice mouthfeel. Fruit forward and enjoyable by itself or with food.

This 100% Tempranillo is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (30 minutes), and shows some tannins. Becomes very tangy on the mid palate, after 2 hours in the decanter.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of cheeses and light appetizers.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 9 days ago

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Sabinares

El Confin Arlanza Tempranillo Blend 2013

In love with this tiny winery. Superb Tempranillo-based blend with some Mencía, Garnacha and other yet unidentified indigenous varieties from recently recuperated old vineyards grown at elevations of over 1,000m within the Sabinares Natural Park in Arlanza -a small and relatively unknown appellation halfway between Ribera del Duero and Rioja. Complex and balanced, dusty, pine needles, spice and balsamic notes, liquorice. Only 1002 bottles were filled in 2013 — 17 days ago

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Bodegas Alejandro Fernández

Dehesa La Granja Tempranillo

Ray
9.5

Trade Boston
Pepe with the hooker
The night we figured out it was the wood paneling
— 8 days ago

Ismael Gozalo

Siete Juntos Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Tempranillo 2016

Tempranillo, but that’s where the similarity to rioja ends. Pure dark berry fruits and earthy forest floor notes with not a hint of oak treatment. — 17 days ago

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Dominio de Pingus

PSI Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2015

Great QPR here with thick and jammy berry notes followed with a bit of freshness then a long sweet finish. — 11 days ago

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Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria

Frontaura Reserva Toro Tempranillo 2005

Dark, rich forest berries. Plum. Black tea. Juicy mouthfeel, not overripe. Blackberry, steeped tea, and saddle leather. Touch of heat then dry tannin with a dusty finish. In a very nice place right now, but has several years left. — 10 days ago

Convento San Francisco

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2005

Brambly blueberry and blackberry fruit compote with some cocoa on the finish. Low acidity and medium body. Juicy and food friendly. Holding up quite well. — 4 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Tinto Valbuena 5° Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2007

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!


What a treat this will be in 10yrs! Very youthful right now. I don’t know how the grapes are used here, but it was reminiscent of whole cluster Pinot. Similarities to the Antica Terra Angelical wine but more spice and denser core. Lifted and energetic profile. Smoked and slightly bloodied with iron and smoky beef jerky. The finish showed tart mulberries and baked black cherries. Oak wasn’t very noticeable. Hold.
— 7 days ago

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Nice but, these are in need of such long cellaring. Bet it still seemed youthful?
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@David T : Yes, very youthful indeed, but I loved getting to try this! Really enjoyed it. Need to find an older vintage to try!

Valsanzo Selección

T Sanzo 3 Tempranillos

Exellent fruity and mellow aftertaste. Not heavy wood for a 12 month aged. Good balance. — 5 days ago

Bodegas Pingón

Carramimbre Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Muy buen ribera, tempranillo, potente,, fruta roja. Una buena elección, hay muchos riberas roble, con más nombre, que se quedan muy por debajo. — 17 hours ago