Tempranillo

Tempranillo

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Tempranillo, a black grape, is native to the Iberian peninsula and it dominates so many of the greatest Spanish wines. It is one of the primary grapes in such regions as Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, and Toro. But even then, Tempranillo is flexible enough to be grown down in some of the southern regions of Spain, like Ribera Guadiana or La Mancha.

Depending on where a Tempranillo wine comes from, it could be as full-bodied as a California Cabernet or Bordeaux, or have the delicateness and sophistication of a Burgundy. The main flavors and aromas are that of dark berries (raspberries, blackberries etc.) and violets. Tempranillo is also a great grape to use in blending. In Rioja (the "Bordeaux of Spain") the grape blends perfectly with Grenache or even Graciano. In Priorat, some winemakers blend it with Syrah, or even Cabernet.

The flexibility and variety of Tempranillo wine is astonishing. If you want some adventure in your life (and wine), grab some Spanish wine with Tempranillo and enjoy all that the Iberian peninsula can offer.

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  1. Aalto
    Aalto

    2014 / 750 ml. | Item#84526

    RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Feb 2017
    The 2014 Aalto is produced with Tempranillo from different zones of Ribera del Duero aged in oak barrels, some 70% of them new, for 16 months, a little bit less than in previous years when the wine was aged for some 18 months. They now use some grapes from new vineyards they started planting in the year 2000. The nose has plenty of black fruit, with something earthy, including hints of graphite and lead pencil. It has a classical, somehow Bordelaise, profile with sweet spices and cedar wood; it’s ripe without excess. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, with good balance, in an XL style, as the wine hits the scales at 15% alcohol. The tannins are very polished, with some grainy texture and good freshness. This is ready now and should also be able to age nicely in bottle, set to be a commercial success, with the typical Aalto profile. 260,000 bottles produced.
    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2017
    This lively red shows good density and balance. Red fruit flavors are deepened by licorice, mineral and toast notes, while firm tannins and crisp acidity give structure. Expressive. Drink now through 2028. 3,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino

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  2. Aleo Tempranillo
    Aleo Tempranillo

    2013 / 750 ml. | Item#82864

    VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Jan 2016
    Vivid ruby. Energetic aromas of black raspberry, licorice pastille and lavender, with a peppery element emerging as the wine opens in the glass. Sappy red and dark berry and cherry pit flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity and a hint of smoky minerality. Finishes with lingering spiciness and silky, harmonious tannins that sneak in late. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in used French oak barrels for ten months.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  3. Alión
    Alión

    2013 / 750 ml. | Item#85328

    RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Feb 2017
    The careful selection of the grapes and the work directives even for the purchased grapes has clearly paid off in the 2013 Alión, which has great freshness and perfume. It was cropped from a relatively normal growing season, but with a cold September with some rains that provoked a slight delay in the picking and especially the seed for a severe sorting of the grapes. It’s considered a challenging vintage in general, and the bottles produced are slightly less than in the healthier 2012. It’s always pure Tempranillo from over 30-year-old vines in different villages: Pesquera, Padilla, Moradillo… It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts after a three-day cold soak, followed by malolactic and 12–14 months in new French barriques. It might be a lighter vintage for Alión, but one that has a subtler profile and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, with a thread of acidity going through its core and lifting it up. An elegant Alión. 260,000 bottles and some larger formats were filled in May 2015.
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  4. Alvar de Dios Hernández Aciano
    Alvar de Dios Hernández Aciano

    2014 / 750 ml. | Item#83668

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro

    $22.99

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  5. Alvar de Dios Hernández Tìo Uco
    Alvar de Dios Hernández Tìo Uco

    2014 / 750 ml. | Item#83669

    WS8888 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2016
    An easy-drinking Toro, this is made for chorizo or aged Manchego — either would emphasize the rich, fresh fruit that this red offers.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tinta de Toro

    $15.99

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  6. Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo Aged 10 Years
    Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo Aged 10 Years

    2006 / 750 ml. | Item#68050

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  7. Anciano Reserva Tempranillo Años 5 Years
    Anciano Reserva Tempranillo Años 5 Years

    2010 / 750 ml. | Item#67989

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    $10.99

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  8. Áster Crianza
    Áster Crianza

    2009 / 750 ml. | Item#80068

    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2013
    Dense yet racy, this red delivers rich flavors of cherry, licorice and mineral that are deep yet fresh, with firm, well-integrated tannins and balsamic-scented acidity. Harmonious and lively. Drink now through 2021. 12,500 cases made.
    ST8989 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Sep/Oct 2014
    Vivid ruby. Ripe cherry and dried flowers on the fragrant nose, with a hint of smokiness gaining strength as the wine opens in the glass. Supple and warm on the palate, offering dark berry and licorice flavors that become sweeter with air. Supple tannins shape the finish, which clings with good authority and subtle spiciness.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tinta del País

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  9. Azul y Garanza Tempranillo
    Azul y Garanza Tempranillo

    2015 / 1.0 L. | Item#84999

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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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    Organic: Made with organic grapes

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  10. Bodegas Barco de Piedra
    Bodegas Barco de Piedra

    2013 / 750 ml. | Item#80545

    ST9090 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Sep/Oct 2014
    Vivid ruby. Mineral-tinged red berry and cherry aromas show very good clarity and an emerging floral element. Taut, focused and concentrated on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a hint of licorice. Finishes smooth and long, with supple tannins, building sweetness and a suave touch of mocha.
    RP8686 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Nov 2014
    The dark ruby-hued, elegant, mid-weight 2013 Barco de Piedra offers strawberry and black cherry aromas and flavors, a herbaceous character, fresh acids, and a medium-bodied, straightforward style. There are 6,000 cases of this wine that was aged four months in primarily French and some American oak. Drink it over the next several years.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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