La Rioja Tempranillo Blend

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2015

Probably my favorite and, in my mind, the most consistent Spanish wine out there. A deep dark plum color in the glass. The nose absolutely shines with cedar and plenty of spice. There’s a bit of smoke here along with cherry cola and a little more spice. Dried herbs and chocolate round things out.

A preponderance of Tempranillo with a nice chunk of Garnacha in the blend. Obviously still so young but readily approachable and enjoyable now. The extended aging makes a world of difference with this wine vintage in and vintage out. Rich and full of personality, this is a beautiful wine that’s just going to continue to grow with age.
— 12 days ago

Trixie, Severn and 1 other liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Wow wine. Black fruit with clove on nose and palate full bodied great length. Very subtle tannins. Best wine I have had in a while. Delicious. Last bottle. — 25 days ago

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Martin, Jamie and 2 others liked this

Bodegas LAN

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Mazuelo 2017

Smooth and delicious. Reliable daily drinker — 6 days ago

Andrew, Ted and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Olarra

Cerro Añon Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015


Consistent w/previous notes - and getting better every time - excellent QPR — 5 days ago

Andrew, Tom and 5 others liked this

Bodegas Izadi

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Mostly Tempranillo with a small amount of Graciano, aged in oak for 15 months, from the Rioja Alavesa, where Tempranillo thrives in a microclimate strongly influenced both by the elevation and the proximity of the Atlantic ocean. Deep Ruby with aromas of aromas of red fruits with cedar and spice notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and red plum with vanilla, oak and cacao notes. Fine tannins, long finish, ending with fruit, oak, pepper earthy character. Nice value! — 22 days ago

Tom, Juan and 2 others liked this

Campo Viejo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Well aged but wouldn’t cellar much longer. Perfect for the mushroom/onion reduction and a couple glasses for our steak. Dried leather, aged tobacco and cherries. — 8 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

A fantastic vintage of tondonia. Still showing American oak on the palate but some secondary mushrooms/earth tones emerging. Will hold a while longer and fortunately have several more — 19 days ago

Iwan, Ira and 12 others liked this

Marqués de Cáceres

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

It’s good, but I think I may prefer the regular Reserva. 90. — 3 days ago

Ray and Paul liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Rob N

This wine is drinking great — mellow tannins but still some pretty complex and delicious fruit for a 16 year old wine. 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha. — 15 days ago

Ira liked this

Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

One of our faves. Smooth finish, pairs well with steak. — 10 days ago