The Vivanco Rioja Reserva, a beauty inside and outside the bottle. 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from Rioja, Spain. The wine is aged for … [Read more...]
The Best Tempranillo Under $20
Tempranillo, the noble grape of Spain, used in the iconic wines from Rioja and Ribera Del Duero. This is one of our favorite varieties, in part thanks to the rigorous standards used in its production in Spain. The Reserva and Gran Reserva examples can be extremely age-worthy. However, Spain isn't the only place to find good Tempranillo. Portugal has grown this variety for use in both table and Port wines for years, but here they call it Tinto Roriz or Aragonez.
One of the more exciting developments in recent years has been the explosion of growth outside of Spain and Portugal and particularly in California and Washington. (I even hear Texas is doing great things with this variety.) In this section we'll cover both our Old World favorites from Spain and Portugal as well as many New World picks as well.
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The La Tercera Rioja Reserva, it doesn't get much better than this 2010 Rioja Reserva for less than 10 bucks! 90% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha … [Read more...]
The St Amant Tempranillo, a truly tempting Tempranillo that's not from Spain. 96% Tempranillo, 2% Touriga Nacional and 2% Souzao from … [Read more...]
The Maetierra Dominum QP Quatro Pagos Reserva Rioja, made from four distinct estates in Rioja. 87% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano and 4% Garnacha … [Read more...]
A 2012 Toro Tempranillo that's normally well above our $20 limit! 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) from Toro, Spain. The wine spends 14 … [Read more...]
A mastery of oak imparted flavors. 94% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo from Rioja, Spain. The Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva spends … [Read more...]