Tempranillo Blend

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

This was an interesting one. Still needs 8-10 years in bottle. Nose was rustic with earth tones. Palate was dry and tannic. Brushed leather and pencil were predominantly there. Light black fruit rounds it out. Tannins very noticeable on back of throat. — 6 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos de la Marquesa

Valserrano Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Garnet hue with medium-high saturation. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, leather, licorice, oak, tar, toast, and vanilla. Medium body; heavy, firm tannins; and high acidity. Robust on the nose; while bold and smooth on the palate with a long-lasting finish. Made of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuela (Carignan). — 3 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

2020/4/3 and 4 with pork cartilage feijoada and then Basque roast pork. A really nice old-school Rioja, with strawberry and raspberry fruit, brightness and body, and mushroomy old American oak - can go for some time but tasty now — 3 days ago

Bodegas Muga

Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Good every day Rioja. A bit sweet and not overly tannic for a Rioja. Bold but not very elegant. Fine-grained tannins and integrated acidity. Solid vintage. Pick up a few more for sure. — 3 days ago

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Drew Summers
9.3

As one could imagine, the Remelluri visit was one to remember. The wines, as always, were outstanding. A truly special property. — 6 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1976

WNH Zoom tasting #3 on 4/5/20. The theme was “10 years old or more” and I opened this after what I’d call a false start with a ‘96 Dominus Napanook. The cork was a bit soggy and difficult to extract and a sour nose greeted me as I decanted to remove a fair amount of sediment. But once the air hit it this wine spread its wings. It comes off as a hypothetical Volnay/Rioja blend as if there were such a thing. Mature warm red fruit, strong notes of rhubarb, cranberry preserves and sour raspberry mash. Very slight green notes but not in a negative sense. There’s still youthful exuberance here. This isn’t one of those “it’s drinking great for its age” wines it’s straight up exceptional. Great house. Great wine. Hell yes. Happy Bicentennial 🇺🇸🍷 — 2 days ago

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@Bill Bender Oldest one we've had on this same bottle was a '90

Bodegas Ondarre

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Not a Gran Riserva but has aged well. — 5 days ago

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Marqués de Cáceres

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Its full red fruit oaked value Rioja that's perfect. Marqués de Cáceres Reserva is made with the varieties Tempranillo, Red Grenache and Graciano. The grapes come from a selection of plots of old vines between 25 and 35 years old from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa.  It undergoes a long ageing of up to 20 months in French split oak barrels. Notes / aromas of vanilla cherry crumble, dark red fruit , Framboise, cerise, tobacco leather earthy blackberry plum black fruits. Great complexity and finish — 4 days ago

Palacios Remondo

Viñas Viejas Propiedad Alfaro Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Mellowed nicely by a bit of age. Secondary characteristics, black cherry, some orange zest, raisins, pine. Maybe just a touch ripe/hot but that resolved with air. Sneaky rich. Mineral. This hit its stride a couple hours in. Very good — 3 days ago

Pago de los Capellanes

Parcela El Nogal Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2014

Tried this at Alpe (five course meal) in Madrid, and remembering it two years later we now tried the 2014 vintage to simple steak. Never disappoints and appreciated this year with it's spiced up tones, albeit a short finish. — 3 days ago