The Campo Alegre, just the way we like our Tempranillo. 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) from 40 year old vines in Toro, Spain. The wine … [Read more...]
The Best Tempranillo Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
Tempranillo, the noble grape of Spain, is 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 of Spain 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 Aragones. While excellent it is used primarily as just one component of their inexpensive red blends.
One of the more exciting developments in recent years has been the explosion of growth outside of Spain and Portugal and particularly in California, Washington and Oregon. Even Texas is doing promising 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.
Read on for our list of The Best Tempranillo Under $20!
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 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...]