Tempranillo Blend

Inwood Estates

Tempranillo Cabernet Blend 2012

I don't really think I gave this wine much of a chance, and I'm really not sure why. Rockstar winemaker Dan Gatlin has created a very nice wine. The nose is a lot of boysenberry and black cherry. Very raucous and earthy. Entry has a hint of that typical Texas tart terroir, but settles down very nicely. Sweeter red and black fruits give way to a fig and plum. the finish on this wine is exactly what this needs to go with a variety of fare: cheeses, meats, sauces and dips, BBQ. I don't know if I would hold this one too much longer, as to me the significant impression is made in the first two thirds of this wine, which will probably not improve with more bottle aging. — a day ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

This is a delicious 10 year old Rioja Reserva. Showing a beautiful nose with lots of flowers.

On the palate, red and black fruits with chocolates, cedar, leather, vanilla, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs. Dry and spicy.

Long tangy finish with soft tannins.

Needs 60 minutes of airtime to open up properly.

Robert Parker 93 points. Wine Spectator 90 points.

Not fully balanced anymore, but very enjoyable by itself or with food.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged separately for 36 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 20 days ago

Matt, Shay and 28 others liked this
Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

Lovely 👍🍷

Edmunds St. John

El Jaleo Shake Ridge Red Grenache Blend 2016

My second rodeo with Mr. St John, glad I am here: a deeper dive into black fruits than his Cote Du Rhône homage, & a more generous palate. Still all in balance, a restrained hand, but the terroir speaks through his hand, amen. Grenache, some Tempranillo, some Mourvedre, and some Graciano. Decanted about 1/2 hr. Delectable allows me to name only my local tag sale but not my town? Whaadup @Delectable Wine ? — 11 days ago

Alex, P and 2 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.

Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!
— 10 days ago

Allison, Ryan and 28 others liked this
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

I love those value-packed #rioja wines that reward patience

Bodegas Beronia

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1981

For a nearly 40 yro Rioja so fresh & vibrant. High pitch notes of mixed red fruit and vanilla on palate. Still snap of acidity to close out finish. Interesting to compare to the younger Lopez Tondonia from night before-not as deep? Drank by the river Jan Kill at the end of a good hike. — 18 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial Tempranillo Blend

You just can’t beat this bottle. Auto-crowd favorite and drinking so we’ll 10 years later. My gosh, if they only made watercoolers filled with this stuff I’d get so much more done at work. — a day ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

Lovely succulent and defined. Blackcurrant, some menthol. Great balance and really distinguished fruit. Young but great. 90/94/96 — 4 days ago

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Shay, Douglas and 17 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Arana Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Holy oak!! Massive oak and vanilla on the nose and throughout the palate. Was balanced at times but also had some heat, which was surprising as it’s listed at 13.5% OH. I enjoyed it @ £26! — 12 days ago

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Herman Story

Milk & Honey Tempranillo Blend 2014

Strong stuff, good fruit, hot but warming as opposed to burning. Just a fun wine which is best enjoyed on a dark, cold evening. 16%+ means you’ll know about it if you go further than halfway down the bottle. — 5 days ago

Bob, E and 8 others liked this

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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Nice color. Good nose. Nice wine. Great value. — 10 days ago

David, Sharon and 7 others liked this