Tempranillo (also known as Ull de Llebre, Cencibel, Tinto del Pais and several other synonyms) is a black grape variety widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. Tempranillo has been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since the time of Phoenician settlements. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's noble grape.
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      What do you mean there's no California Chardonnay on the wine list? Must a restaurant wine list cater to all tastes, or can it specialize, ignoring some very popular choices? Is such specialization a good thing, or does it spite customers who want something different? How much choice should there be on a restaurant wine list? Consider Taberna de Haro, an excellent Spanish restaurant in Brookli.

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    • Secret Winery in Carneros, Truchard Vineyards

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      Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 1 readers -
    • Battle of the Texas Tempranillos

      It seems a Battle of Texas wines is a regular event now at Texas Wine Lover. Last year we had the Battle of the Texas Roussannes. Since we had previously done two white wines, it was now time for a red wine. Tempranillo is arguably the signature red wine of Texas, so it was only fitting that the next battle be the Battle of the Texas Tempranillos.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
  • My First Can of Wine

    … label… Okay, let’s get to “it” – let me tell you what I though about the wine. 2013 Field Recording Fiction Red Wine Paso Robles (14.9% ABV, $10 for 500 ml can, $18/bottle, 20% discount for catalog members; 31% Zinfandel, 26% Tempranillo, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Touriga Nacional) – in a word, the wine was delicious. It took about…

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  • Random Samples–Old World Edition

    … Walch Pinot Grigio Alto Aldige “Castel Ringberg”: Retail $25. From a single vineyard in Alto Aldige. Similar, yet more concentrated nose than the first, with less guava and more stone fruit here. On the palate, clearly a step up as it was both rounder and deeper, while maintaining a razor-sharp focus on the acidity. The finish, however…

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  • Eden Hill Holiday Wine Dinner

    … If you haven’t heard of Eden Hill Vineyard & Winery yet, you will soon. They are a small winery making excellent wine in Celina, Texas, just 30 minutes north of Dallas. They recently put out this announcement of their Holiday Wine Dinner event which sounds fantastic and since seating is limited, make your reservations now! Join AWARD…

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  • Carmenere Day Twitter Celebration

    … the tasting started. The Twitter fest went from 9-10 but we continue on. Those guys seemed to be in a hurry. We are taking our time. These wines have been open now for 2 hours and some are turning out magnificent. With being open for 2 hours the Los Vascos is starting to have some lush flavors. One of the lingering Twitter discussions is who really…

    Dennis Sodomka/ BottleReport.com- 2 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Riaza Wines Hunter’s Oak Vineyard 2012 Tempranillo

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is Riaza Wines’ Hunter’s Oak Vineyard 2012 Tempranillo from the Clement Hills sub-appellation in southeastern Lodi. Riaza Wines is owned and operated by husband-wife duo, Erin and Rick Taylor. The winery is named after a small town [Riaza] the couple visited that is approximately 27 miles north of Madrid, Spain…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 1 readers -
  • Welcome a New Guest for Thanksgiving: Tempranillo

    … roasted Brussels sprouts. This holiday is all about the turkey, but the gravies and side dishes are the factors which affect my wine pairing decision. How about pouring a glass of Spain’s most widely planted red variety, Tempranillo, to jump start the holiday season? In general, wines of Tempranillo have less alcohol than Garnacha and Monastrell, other…

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 4 readers -
  • Pemberton Cellars

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pemberton-Cellars/1963402563800457 Pemberton Cellars is located in Granbury and is owned by Jeff and Lynn Pemberton with their son Dax Pemberton. The winery opened on June 14, 2014. I first met Jeff Pemberton at Newsom Grape Day and later had a chance to visit him at his winery. Pemberton Cellars is very easy to find with a large 7.

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
  • Hermanos Lurton Tempranillo 2011 (Spain) - Wine Review

    …Opened this juicy, red wine last night. It's from the Toro region of Spain, located in the northwestern part of country and is a General List product and readily available at the LCBO. HERMANOS LURTON TEMPRANILLO 2011 - DO Toro, Spain (#372342) (D) - $16.90 Tasting Note: Woodsy and vanilla aromas from the cork. Cherry, bitter chocolate, dark…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 2 readers -
  • The Other Bordeaux Variety for Thanksgiving

    … to know how it would do on a holiday table. The grapes for this wine were grown in Apalta, Colchagua Valley. The wine was a blend of mostly Carmenére with a jus splash of Carignane and Tempranillo. The 14.3% alcohol wine was a dark purple to black color with a ruby rim. The aroma reminded me of earthiness, dark berry fruits and spices…

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  • Homage to Catalonia

    … and acidic with the leanness and neutrality propped up by the lees. I really enjoyed this. Spanish Muscadet. Dominio del Aguila Pícaro del Aguila 2012 A Clarete from Ribera del Duero, i.e. a blend of red and white grapes (mainly Tempranillo & Albillo with a bit else added as spices) vinified like a red so the result is a rosé coloured, deep…

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