La Rioja Tempranillo Blend

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

I still have some lingering, messed up taste buds from COVID, and my nose is only running at about 35%, but the cherries are bold, the tannins are silky and there’s a nice lingering acidity, with bold notes of cedar and the underside of leather. Really a perfect pairing for any tomato based sauce, tonight, Bucatini all'Amatriciana with spaghetti squash, grated pecorino, Shitake mushrooms and capers. Really a perfect food pairing. — 2 days ago

Tiva Feltman
with Tiva
John, Ericsson and 8 others liked this


Good review.

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2010

Part 2, actually. Clearly I lost count. Not as powerful as the 2007 Ardanza but is super fresh. So many years to go too — 9 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Severn, Josh and 7 others liked this


Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Nice fruity nose with cedar, black currants, black cherries, light earth, vegetables, vanilla, licorice, spices, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, vanilla, spices, espresso, chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium finish with grippy tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Tempranillo from Rioja. Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself.

Good right out of the bottle, but after an hour of airtime, tannins come in with nice structure. I really enjoyed the nose here.

Showing a great mouthfeel, but might be much for some (grippy tannins). Needs 5 years in the bottle to chill out.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

100% Tempranillo grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 12 days ago

Dick, Andrew and 19 others liked this

Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

This is not a big wine, maybe a little thin in the palate, but it has a good nose with great red floral aromatics and fresh fruit, red cherry, spicy raspberry, juicy plum, creamy vanilla, mixed herbs, candied flowers, incense, woodsmoke, leather and some crunchy, charred earth. The wine is ending with a great, fresh and mouthfilling acidity so that you want another sipp... — a day ago

Alex, Ronald and 6 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Torre Muga Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Before ‘14, last vintage was ‘11, no ‘12 or ‘13. Deep Ruby a blend 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano & 10% Mazuelo, aged new French oak for 15 months (‘11 was 24 mos). Ripe red fruit aromas with floral, oak & pepper spice. On palate ripe red fruit flavors, complex with layers of fruit & spice, noting espresso, cacao & licorice. Fine tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, spice and oak. Decant or let sit in the cellar for a while. Nice! Tried several ‘14’s. — 10 days ago

Juan, Alex and 3 others liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Cune Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Vintage 2017 | Sumptuous and playful raspberries. High acidity. Like. I drink too less young Rioja 😌 Paired with Ibérico and pasta with fungi and parmigiano — 10 days ago

Neil, Juan and 20 others liked this

Bodegas LAN

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Upon opening the nose was great... but the palette was muted and tight. It took until the third night to open up. And then the Lan was glorious Rioja! At ten years old there is no sign of maturity... and even at 3 nights the finish was clamping down. I’ll bury my other bottle and have the kids dig it up someday. — 4 days ago

Eric, Romain and 4 others liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from some of CVNE's best vineyards in the Rioja Alta (85% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), aged in both French and American oak for 24 months. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with licorice, vanilla, tobacco & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, wonderful balance, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Very nice! Tried several bottles! — 9 days ago

Vanessa, Romain and 6 others liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

In 1879, 2 brothers decided to set up a wine business, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, created and still kept in traditional neighborhood of Haro station today. Deep Ruby with ripe berry aromas/complex spices, 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. Palate shows blackberry, cherry, sweet currant with herb, leather, oak & pepper spice. Fine tannins, well balanced good depth & structure, long finish, nice value! — 15 days ago

Dawn, Bob and 9 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2004

Brilliant blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Dark chocolate covered cherry aromas and flavors with notes of espresso, bacon, vanilla and clove. Juicy acidity and beautiful balance. Ripe and decadent. — 13 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 2 others liked this