Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2003

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dry autumn leaves, ripe black cherry, dried tart cherry and a hint of coffee grounds.

Palate has ripe black cherry, dried blackberry, moist soil, mild tannins on the medium finish.

Decanted ~1.5 hours, heavy sediment in the bottle.

This bottle is in an interesting spot, either an off bottle or much too over the hill. We drank the 2003 Termes last night (the younger sibling) and it was much more enjoyable. Will save some for tomorrow to check for further development. We still have some chances at a good bottle of Numanthia, so hopefully the remaining bottles are a little more exciting.

24 Hour Update: A different wine today, ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, light baking spice, apparently it just needed loads of air after its very long slumber. Score update from 90 to 92 today, good juice.
— 10 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2003 Termes was better than this one, and it cost about 30% less, go figure.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

This was a bottle I always wanted to try, now I’m not disappointed I didn’t
Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach It still can be, just needed loads of airing out, much better today. I have difficulty understanding if this really was a WS 95 point bottle, even close to release. I can't remember how it tasted 15 years when we bought them...

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Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2009

The Muga may be one of the best PVs in all of winedom. Rich and sexy, smooth as silk. From the nose to the loooonnng finish class in a glass. — 5 days ago

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Dominio de Pingus

Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2002

Forgot I had this actually dust on bottle in basement. Like an old 1930 movie. To be fair , i am not a Tempranillo fan. . Stopped buying this wine years ago. Boy, was I a dummy. Age these wines. This 2002 was glorious. Layers of flavor in your mouth . An explosion of spice yes spice, forest floor, earth. Silky smooth finish. I was simply stunned. Started to fade after an hour. Great juice — 4 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2011

Loads of dark fruit and alcohol right out of the bottle. (Reminds me of a New World wine). Dark plums with hints of purple flowers, black licorice and balsamic vinegar. Dusty tannins and balanced acidity. Tastes younger than it is. — 9 days ago

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Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1998

Beautiful. This old wine is a treat, with a musty and gamey nose of balsamic fruit, lilac, tamari and earth. Old school rioja. — 2 days ago

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Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo 2016

Ron R

This will benefit from more time in the cellar, but drinking well now. You wouldn’t know this was Tempranillo if you tasted it blind. I’m loving this. — 11 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Beautiful photo. Cheers!
jesus g

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Love this wine

Alfredo Maestro (Bodegas y Viñedos Maestro Tejero)

Castrillo de Duero Tinto Tempranillo

Definitely have been on a Tempranillo Journey lately and this grape has a lot to offer. This was a well made Tempranillo. Plums, mix of red and dark cherries, raspberries and hints of chocolate. Youthful tannin that should integrate well in the future. Would store for a few years before re-exploring.

— 5 days ago

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

Bela Ribera del Duero 2017

Delectable Wine

The 2017 Bela, an entry-level 100% Tempranillo from the historic CVNE winery, is a tremendous value. It delivers loads of juicy cherry and dark fruit character, with sexy floral and spice notes and harmonious tannins that allow it to be enjoyed now. $18.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020) — 9 days ago

Josh, P and 21 others liked this
Ken Sawtelle

Ken Sawtelle

This is a test

Bodegas Valdemar

Conde Valdemar Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

Vintage 2010 / Lots of character. BlackBerry. Also a bit a stinking impression and metal (?). Juicy with good acidity. — 7 days ago

Diederick, Severn and 11 others liked this

Epoch Estate Wines

Paso Robles Tempranillo 2012

Eric S

Nice Tempranillo. Blue fruit and cigar wrapper. 8 years young. — 5 days ago

Neil, Clive and 30 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Have you tried the Reserve Tempranillo from them?
Eric S

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No- didn’t even know they made this one. Good?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Yep 👍🏼, hard to find.
Just found 3 today on Vinfolio after I saw your post it reminded me to look again.