Tempranillo Blend

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Value aged Rioja at its absolute best. At eleven years old, the color is definitely more on the brownish reddish side with a watery rim. Rustic nose with oak, tobacco, leather, smoke and hints of raspberry. The mouthfeel is decadent with rustic and earthy flavors plus round tannings and a profound acidic finish. Great find that will delight at the dinner table just now or in the cellar years from now. There are several bottles left out there, happy searching. — 5 days ago

Sharon, Rhonely and 9 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

At 10 years old, this is still young, but wow was it singing. Windswept violets, sassafras and blue cheese, dominates the nose. Black Cherry and rum soaked plum, with some spices. Lingering finish and soft tannins. Medium acidity. Makes you want more — 15 days ago

Serge, Josh and 14 others liked this

Booker Vineyard

Remnant 24 Tempranillo Blend 2012

2012 Vintage. 13.8% Alcohol. 35% Tempranillo, 25% Petite Verdot, 23% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 24 months in French Oak. Unusual blend that was smoothing out the tannins with age. Plenty of oak. Bold blend experimentation. None of the varietals dominated in taste. Not like their big syrahs which we love, but a fun ride in the unusual. — 20 days ago

Severn, Neil and 8 others liked this

Bodegas Fernandez de Manzanos

Mas de Victor Colección Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Rioja blend of multiple grapes. Ripe fruit aromas and flavors with hints of Forrest Floor, vanilla and spice. Hints of violets and grilled herbs. Velvety and dusty tannins that help to create an elegant and pleasant mouth drying finish. — 14 days ago

Paul, Hermes and 1 other liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Bold and oaky, but not sharp. Feels like this is on a nice aging trajectory. It will be nice to see this in 10yrs. Paired with chili dusted skirt steak, roasted potatoes and asparagus. Yes please. — 10 hours ago

Kimberly, Alex and 11 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Gran Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1999

John B
9.7

Outstanding. A perfect balance of dark fruit, tobacco, and minerality. — 6 days ago

Shay, Eric and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Has a cool vintage personality to it, the acid is elevated and tannins are still firm albeit softening from the wines upbringing. Im a fan, there’s a lot of complexity on the nose, taking this classically-styled Rioja beyond what archetypal things might come to mind with this benchmark wine. Soulful and almost old school Bordeaux-like. Current, dried raspberry, stewed plum and dried black cherry, gravel pushing into graphite, tobacco, sous bois, wet leaves, juniper, leather, American oak, pipe smoke. Considerable freshness for such a tertiary wine. The elevated VA could be a problem for some, I enjoyed the lift. — 9 days ago

Arden, Shay and 22 others liked this
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Ah, love your notes!

Bodegas Olarra

Cerro Añon Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Wasn't sure what to expect when I found this for $16 but this is very enjoyable and interesting. After initial opening, this has massive tannins. After a 60 min decant, the tannins calmed some but are still prominent. Black fruit, smoke, and cedar flavors. This is a hold and wait another 5 years or so to drink. — 9 days ago

Romain, David and 1 other liked this

Viña Real (CVNE)

Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1966

Dark plums, dried herbs, a hint of tobacco. Black cherry, wood. This is still fresh at the front with a lovely complex midpalate and a long finish. Great stuff — 7 days ago

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Shay, Eric and 11 others liked this

Federico Paternina

Conde de los Andes Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1973

Stunning, beautiful wine. Complete. Very impressive! — 5 days ago

Ira, Severn and 10 others liked this