Tempranillo

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

Crazy to say but…too young! Balanced and dark but has yet to develop the spice rack subtleness and tannins can still evolve further — 5 days ago

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Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2017

Lovely Toro, hint of raisin, medium body, paired well with a lean rabbit stew. — a day ago

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La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Smooth, smoky, hint of cinnamon, perfect with grilled octopus. — a day ago

Ira, Martin and 1 other liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2018

Great wine, very accessible and very tine tannins! — 12 days ago

Melissa
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Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2015

2015 vintage. Hoo boy, is this delivering! Bigger tannins and more concentration throughout. Still a baby tho. Park it at a subterranean level in the cellar for a 15-20 spot. If you just gotta drink it in the next half-decade, you're best off decanting at lunchtime for dinnertime presentation. 5.1.24. — 16 days ago

Jan, Ruud and 14 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo 2018

Silky raspberry chocolate cassis. Let it sit for a while first — 6 hours ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2001

Super deep and complex, leathery and smoky. Pure class. — 12 days ago

Peter Akers
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Dominio de Pingus

PSI Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2008

Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days. Best on Day 2 after it brightened up. The 2008 pours a deep garnet with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears and signs of sediment. On the nose, the wine is vinous with notes of blackberry compote, coffee, Werther’s Chocolate, tobacco leaf, leather, teriyaki, demi-glace, and dry earth. On the palate the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is long and slightly savory. This is delicious and has to be one of the great values in Ribera del Duero. Drink now through 2032+. — 19 days ago

Ira, Brian and 9 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Popped and poured into a porron. The ultimate baller birthday move. The 2010 Rosado pours a rose gold color; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. Some slight signs of sediment in the bottle. On the nose the wine is developing with notes of red cherry, blood orange, grapefruit, apricot, nuts, dried flowers and just a hint of lightly toasted coconut. On the palate, the wine is dry with low tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long with remarkable, creamy texture and substantial (but not overbearing) weight. To my palate, this has hardly aged since my last experience in 2021. If anything, it has only gained in character and significance. World class is every sense of the term. Drink now through 2035. Thank you for the birthday bottle Matt! — 5 days ago

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Sounds amazing!
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Bodegas Muga

Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2019

3.6 Wonderful, very tasty and smooth Rioja Reserve. This Muga is one of our favorites. On sale for $27.99. — 14 days ago

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