Castilla Y León Tempranillo

Bodegas Numanthia

Termanthia Toro Tempranillo 2004

Big big nose. Blowsy nose really rich and dark. The palate is intense with heat but just holds the line. Next to the old rioja this is a beast, but it’s a decent expression of this style. — 10 days ago

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Castillo de Monte la Reina

Crianza Toro Tempranillo

Beautiful Spanish wine. Full bodied, nice long tannins. Plenty of leather and oak with some fruit on the front end. Fantastic bottle. — 4 days ago

Flores de Cerezo

Tinta de Toro Tempranillo 2015

My new favorite tempranillo! Ruby red, cherry and leather aromas. Dried cherry and prunes in the background. Wonderfully delicate finish if you can believe. — 9 days ago

Dominio de Pingus

Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2004

With six hours of air in the decanter the wine is superb! Dark notes bearing the signature of Riberera Del Douro but also beautifully balanced with nice secondary and tertiary flavors coming through. It did feel quite dehydrating though. Bottle consumed over three hours after the six hours in the decanter and held up nicely all through the Spanish themed tapas dinner — 9 days ago

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Bodegas Balbas

Ardal Tradición Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2010

The 20% Cab was way too much and really takes over the Tempranillo. It is missing the delicate fruit that I was expecting. A bit woody as well resulting from new French oak used in aging. Definitely drinkable but disappointing. — 15 days ago

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Pago de Carraovejas

Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Ideal with Lomo Embuchado and Copa from Mérida, Venezuela. And a Nice conversation with my son. In mouth shows a strong character with a mix of fruit flavors . Like a macedonia if plums, apricots and peaches macerated in brandy. For one night. Once swallowed the bouquet blossoms a fragrance in the throat/nose inducing curiosity for examining the intense, and yet clear color in the glass. Love it — 3 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1987

Great balance. Tart cherry, oak beautifully settled. Lovely persistent middle with real definition. Great — 5 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo 2010

2010 vintage in sep. 2017.
Smoked wood, tobaco, leather and lavas nose. Good balanced mouthfeeling. The alcohol doesnt burn. Warm and long finish. On the second day the wine opened up in all its complexity. Like a tornado all kind of tastes swirled through the mouth! So a 9 on day 1 and a 9.5 on day two.
— 20 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos

Viña San Román Toro Tempranillo 2014

Boldly structured with aromas of wet soil, campfire, and dark chocolate. Paired with baked provoleta cheese, yummy! Drinking the 2014 which is still a bit young. — 3 days ago

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Reserva Selecciòn Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

I was able to attend another Wednesday Wine Committee this week and it did not disappoint (they never do). As normal, all wines are tasted blind (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert).

I was very close to guessing this correct. Couldn't decide between an Italian brunello or Spanish Tempranillo. The nose needed some time, but after an hour, it was a dead ringer for Spanish Tempranillo...the American oak nose of coconut and dill were very pronounced. Very green/herbal like on the finish. This one caused the most confusion out of all the reds.
— 14 days ago

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