Tempranillo Wines

Tempranillo Wines

Tempranillo Wines

It would be an extreme waste of time to visit Spain and not try a wine (or several) with a heavy representation of Tempranillo. The grape’s name comes from the Spanish word temprano, which means “early.” It earned this name by consistently ripening sooner than most other Spanish varietals. In 2015, Tempranillo took third place on the list of the most widely planted varietals, and 88% of that representation was achieved in Spain, cementing its reputation as their “noble grape.”

Tempranillo is considerably less aromatic than varietals like Pinot Noir or Sangiovese, but this only makes it stand out as an incredibly versatile, neutral option. It sees a ton of use in many blends across the globe and often helps bring the barrel’s signature flavor to the forefront. Every flavor brought by a blend that involves this magical grape gets accentuated and built up, giving these blends an impact that is very hard to match. Still, it holds a unique identity by combining the soft, juicy overtone of strawberries with a delicate, earthy plum baseline.

Spain is, without a doubt, the place to be when it comes to Tempranillo blends. These vintages have demonstrated an excellent aging capacity and will liven up any social event and add a touch of sweet Spanish magic to any meal you choose to pair them with. Tempranillo is a Spanish classic and should find its place in every wine geek’s collection.
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  1. 2007 R. Lopez Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva Spain Red 750 ml
    2007 R. Lopez Heredia Vina Tondonia Reserva - 750 ml
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    Following the appreciation of the 2007 vintage from María José López de Heredia, the red 2007 Viña Tondonia Reserva is showing great, revealing unusual finesse and elegance... The palate is medium-bodied, and the..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $44.99
  2. 2007 R. Lopez Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Spain Red 750 ml
    2007 R. Lopez Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva - 750 ml
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    The Bosconia vineyard, which has always been vinified separately at the winery, has more clay in the soil and tends to produce richer, plumper wines that are priced below Tondonia. This cuvée of Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha and 5% e..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $31.95
  3. 2012 Numanthia Toro Spain Red 750 ml
    2012 Numanthia Toro - 750 ml
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    Deep, dense and pure from the opening bell, this Toro is a winner. Aromas of dark ripe black fruits are cool and moderately oaked. This feels massive on the palate but sensationally balanced. Flavors of blackberry, coffee, mocha and toasty ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $39.95
  4. 2012 El Coto Rioja Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva Spain Red 750 ml
    2012 El Coto Rioja Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva - 750 ml
    97
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    This dark, relatively tight-knit Rioja proves that the Gran Reserva category doesn't just indicate the supremely well-aged, relaxed and reposeful style of Rioja, but can also serve to draw drinkers' attention to outstanding wines of density..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $25.99
  5. 2017 Pingus Spain Red 750 ml
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  6. N/V Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses (set of 2) Champagne 750 ml
    Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses (set of 2) - 750 ml
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    The Bordeaux glass is the perfect match with muscular, complex red wines that have a high tannin level. This massive glass lives up to the full-bodied wines you will be serving.

    Made of over 24% lead crystal.

    Height: 8 7..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $43.90
  7. N/V Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne Flutes (set of 2) Champagne 750 ml
    Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne Flutes (set of 2) - 750 ml
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    Highlighting the bouquet of the Champagne, this luxurious flute preserves the bubbles and brings out the aromas of the exquisite Champagne you will be serving.

    Made of over 24% lead crystal.

    Height: 8 5/8 in. / Capacity: ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $42.50
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