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.
Posts about Tempranillo
    • C.V.N.E. Cune Reserva 2009 - Splurge Away!

      Includes a breakdown of the Rioja classifications. A great wine for gifting (or drinking) this holiday season. This post brought to you by: Get the Marc Mondavi The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 for just $15.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any size order! 85% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha Tinta from Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain.

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 5 readers -
    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

      WineFashionista- 8 readers -
    • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

      What were some of my favorite wines of the past year? Welcome to my second Top Ten Wine List. Yesterday, I posted my Top Ten Wines Under $15, which I hope you enjoyed and found useful. Now it is time for my Top Ten Wines Over $15, though these wines also cost less than $50. In actuality, I have listed twelve wines, pairing three similar ones together from the same importer.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Tequila and A Mexico City Experience in Old Town San Diego

    … offered. Margaritas like the “Perfect Cadillac” shown above, are a popular mix with tequila. Tequila tasting should include, right to left: Blanco, Reposata and Anejo. On the far right, a “tomato juice chaser.” Wines are in abundance at the bar and are predominately Spanish, like Tempranillo, and Mexican, like the Guadalupe Valley district…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update- 2 readers -
  • Top 15 under-$25 wines of 2014

    … and everyone to be one of the lucky ones. To purchase in increments any less than a case may be considered a crime against Riesling. Tasted November 2014 @VinelandEstates @benchwineguy Roast Chicken, Potatoes, Swiss Chard Photo: Michael Godel Nugan King Valley Frasca’s Lane Chardonnay 2012, King Valley, Victoria, Australia (288191, $19.95…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Riesling Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Bordón Gran Reserva 2005

    … White oak (doesn’t say if there were new or old barrels). From the LCBO web site: Bordón Gran Reserva 2005 Tempranillo Blend — VINTAGES#: 114454 Bordón Gran Reserva 2005 This plump red offers juicy flavors of cherry, berry and orange peel, with tobacco and vanilla notes that float in a silky texture over light tannins. Delicate and elegant. Drink…

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy- 2 readers -
  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Nov 17, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014

    … of Rioja and Priorat, blending is what Villa Creek does best. The area’s finest Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Tempranillo Vineyards are just a stone’s throw from the west Paso Robles winery where these blends are lovingly produced by winemaker Cris Cherry and his wife JoAnn. The grapes of the area’s most progressive vineyards, James Berry, Denner…

    Cliff's Wine Picksin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Fall Creek Vineyards at Driftwood

    … Chef inspired delights. Ed & Susan Auler and Sergio Cuadra Things to look forward to in the very near future at the Driftwood location: A VERY limited release Texas Chardonnay, showcasing the new “Terroir Reflection” label. The completion of the guest quarters, which will serve as an Inn for overnight/multiple day stays. Vineyard…

    Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
  • Natural Wine Catastrophe

    … This post is about the bad things which have happened to me recently. Specifically, it’s about how my wines have turned into vinegar this year! Just a few weeks ago I had yet another lot go bad on me (this time about 2000 liters of Garnacha from Sierra de Gredos), which I poured down the drain. Needless to say I’ve been thinking a lot about…

    Organic Wine Journal- 6 readers -
  • Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

    … at most Stoller events I’ve been to, either pouring wine, or talking to guests. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also a mother of two young boys. Basically, she’s my shero. At Stoller they make three main tiers of wine, with a small addition of some single acre limited bottling of Riesling, Tempranillo, and Syrah. The Legacy, their highest end tier…

    Vindulgein Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Gabe’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    … If you’re not sure what to get someone as a gift this year, consider a good bottle of wine or spirits —‚ always in season. Anyone who drinks alcohol will certainly appreciate a well-chosen bottle to enjoy, be it alone or with friends (my hope is that it’s with you). Throughout the year, I’ve tasted a number of the best bottles in both the wine…

    Gabe's Viewin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • East Coast Wineries

    … favorite sidebar of the book was "Voice of the Vintners" which provides quotes from about 30 different wineries on Tempranillo. There is such poetry in those quotes, and they provide a fascinating insight into Rioja. If you read those two pages alone, I think you would actually have a nice grasp of Rioja. Most Unique Wine Tasting: While…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 3 readers -
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  • #MWWC13 Reminder to Vote!

    … & Wine Pairings Sweet Tempranillo: A Series of Exciting Events Walk and Wine: Serendipity in the the Barossa Valley Wayward Wine: Serendipity: Biodynamics -vs- Wines from Jura #MWWC13 The Wine Raconteur: MWWC: Serendipity Redux Wine Snark: Who Put the Bop in the Bop Shoo-Bop Shoo-Bop? These have all been posted over…

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