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. 2010 Numanthia Toro Spain Red 750 ml
    2010 Numanthia Toro - 750 ml
    94
    RP
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    ...The palate is full-bodied with mouth-gripping tannins, yet it has a silky smooth texture. There is real attack on the mid-palate, perhaps a little more vigor and tension with hints of graphite and sous-bois towards the strict finish... s..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $47.95
  2. 2012 Numanthia Toro Spain Red 750 ml
    2012 Numanthia Toro - 750 ml
    95
    WE
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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
  3. 2017 Pingus Spain Red 750 ml
    2017 Pingus - 750 ml
    97-98
    JS
    Availability: In Stock
    The brightness and intensity here is fantastic with density and firmness that is most impressive. Squared-off tannins give this classicism and beauty. Full body. Extremely long and powerful. One to watch.

    James Suckling..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $995.00
  4. N/V Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses (set of 2) California Red 750 ml
    Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses (set of 2) - 750 ml
    95
    VM
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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
  5. N/V Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne Flutes (set of 2) California Red 750 ml
    Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne Flutes (set of 2) - 750 ml
    95
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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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