A solid Tempranillo for $7 from Trader Joe's, the Finca Sobreno Pago Lencia Toro Reserva. 100% Tempranillo from Toro, Spain. … [Read more...]
The Best Tempranillo
Tempranillo, the noble grape of Spain, offers tons of value and flavor for wine lovers! And while Spain is still the go-to location for this variety, we're finding more and more regions producing wines that qualify for our list of the best Tempranillo under $20.
Best known from the iconic wines of Rioja and Ribera Del Duero, where rigorous standards used in its production help ensure high-quality wines, this variety does extremely well when aged in oak. (The Reserva and Gran Reserva examples of Spain can be extremely age-worthy, for example.) It's those distinctive oak flavors that when married with this grape have set many a casual wine drinker on a quest to explore more.
Spain, however, isn't the only place to find excellent examples of this variety as you'll see in our list of the best Tempranillo under $20. 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 our list of the best Tempranillo 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!
A young, fresh and tasty wine from Rioja, the Bodegas Faustino Crianza. Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. The wine spends 12 months in … [Read more...]
Watch out Rioja, Texas is making some temptingly tasty Tempranillo. We review the Bending Branch Newsom Vineyard Tempranillo. … [Read more...]
Good enough, the La Granja Red Blend Tempranillo-Garnacha from Trader Joe's. 60% Tempranillo and 40% Garnacha from Carinena, Spain. … [Read more...]
A delicious, authentic Tempranillo from Texas, the Spicewood Tempranillo. 100% Tempranillo from the Texas High Plains. Aged 10 months … [Read more...]
A new box wine pick, the Radio Boka Tempranillo. Tempranillo from Castilla-La Mancha, Spain that is partially aged in 100% French … [Read more...]
A lighter touch from Rioja, the Bodegas Beronia Crianza. 94% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha and 1% Mazuelo from Rioja, Spain. The wine … [Read more...]
We've got a special one for you today from one of our very favorite winemakers (Clark Smith), the perfect 10 WineSmith Tejada Vineyard … [Read more...]
Spanish Tempranillo with a French connection, the Dominio Del Soto Ribera del Duero from M Chapoutier. 100% organically grown … [Read more...]
Revisiting this real deal Rioja Reserva aged 30 months in oak barrels, the Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva. 100% Tempranillo from … [Read more...]
A $4.99 wonder from Aldi, the La Cornada Crianza Tempranillo. Highly Recommended! Tempranillo from Valdepenas, Castella La Mancha, … [Read more...]
Yes, you read that right, this is likely the only Tempranillo being made in Tuscany, the Pietro Beconcini Ixe. 100% Tempranillo … [Read more...]
A mastery of oak imparted flavors, the Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva. 95% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 1% Mazuelo from Rioja, Spain. … [Read more...]
A quality wine from Rioja at a budget price, the Javier San Pedro Randez Tempranillo. Bulk Buy! 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. … [Read more...]
New Costco Pick! A 2010 Gran Reserva from Rioja for just $15, the Hidalgo Tradicion H Gran Reserva Rioja. 90% Tempranillo, 5% … [Read more...]