For #tempranilloday here is a delicious one from Rioja.
A very pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish/ brick rim.
Delightful nose of blueberries, black currants, sweet cherries, wood, licorice, spices, light vanilla, earth, tobacco, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee and dark chocolates.
Medium plus in body and elegant with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with cherries, blueberries, cedar, spices, tobacco, brown sugar, coffee, earth, wet rocks, vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a great Tempranillo blend from Rioja. Spicy and intense with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.
This 8 year old is starting to drink very nicely now. Would be nice to see how it evolves in the next 10 years.
Good by itself as a sipping wine. A good wine to enjoy with friends and talk about. Awesome nose. Loved smelling on it for a long while.
Needs 90 minutes in a decanter to open up properly and remove some of the acidity, so take your time.
A good food wine too. Nicely balanced with enough fruits for the earthiness this region brings to the table.
A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years. The tangy finish makes it interesting.
A blend of 88% Tempranillo and 12% Graciano. Grapes were hand-harvested and aged for 26 months in French Oak barrels.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 3 months ago
#TempranilloDay came a little late this year, but well worth the wait. — 5 years ago
Perfect wine for #TempranilloDay on 11/8. Dark ruby red and a touch lighter on the edges. Dark and rich nose with notes of cinnamon, baking spices, anise, leather, black currants, tons of purple flowers and dark raspberries. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Dark and voluptuous palate with tons of violets, lavender, plush plums, anise, a touch blue fruit and a little bit of heat. Insanely rich with a long and lingering finish. Drink till 2022.
Made up of 100% Tempranillo from the Booker Vineyard in Paso Robles. First Booker wine for us and we will definitely be back for more. Aged in around 90% new French oak.
$$$ - Purchased from WineBid for $44.95, release price was $60.00 and retail is around $77.00.
Happy #TempranilloDay! What are you drinking to celebrate? — a year ago