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Tempranillo

Spain, Red Blend, Tempranillo, Cabernet, and Syrah, Abadía Retuerta, Selección Especial, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León, Sardón de Duero, Duero, 2013

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Red blend of: 75% tempranillo, 15% cabernet sauvignon, 10% syrah and other red varieties such as merlot and petit verdot. C/ Squid ink, blood, and beet juice. Awesome. N/ A dark, lurid tarn (which, I love the smell of by the way). Deep mature oak notes, massive black and purple fruits, wafts of country sage […]

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Spain, Bodega Paniza, Garnacha and Tempranillo, Paniza, Cariñena, 2013

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N/ Tomato leaves dominate. Wild and savory herb blast, with organic soil and earth, paprika, and dusty black fruits. T/ Medium mouth feel. Dusty purple and black fruits infused with notes of black soil, earth, and maduro tobacco. Rustic. Very rustic. Pair with a meat pizza, lamb, or game. http://www.bodegaspaniza.com/en/index.php Price = $10 – $15 […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Rose, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España, CVNE, Rosato, Rioja, 2015

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N/ Her nose leads with crushed rocks, then ample red berries and ripe red apples with skins. T/ Light to medium mouth feel. Very nice acid popping flavors of ripe red apples and raspberries. Interestingly, some savory and wild herb flavors as well, which I was not expecting. Note: I would pair this wine with […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Campo Viejo, 2013

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N/ Red berries, cassis, brick dust, tobacco, crushed slate, eucalyptus, smoky forest floor, black soil. Earthy loveliness. T/ Medium weight mouthfeel. Red berries, ripe cranberry, smoked meats. Delicious wood, tobacco, and cedar notes. The flavors of sweet boysenberries without the sugary notes. Mineral and acid dancing on her close, which begs for another sip. Absolutely delicious. Flat out […]

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Spain, Rose, Rosada, Vina Real, Cune, Rioja Alta, Rioja, 2014

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100% tempranillo N/ Bright and clean with lovely fresh rain aromas, citrus zest, wet rocks, granite, and dry hay. T/ Light mouthfeel. Nice, dancing acids over a rich minerality with light flavors of red berries, honeysuckle, and pink grapefruit. She has an extended, mineral rich finish with nice mouthwatering action. For me, a true delight. […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Toro Loco, Bodegas Covinas, Utiel Requena, 2011

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N/ Plum skins, steeped rhubarb and black tea. Woody red berries and cranberry. Light chlorine and a touch of rust. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Red berries and ripe cranberry. Bright acid. Smooth, and very gulpable. Solid tannins with almost no bite. Soft and angular components interchange in a way rare for this price point. […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel and Syrah dominated), Shannon Ridge, Wrangler Red, Lake County, California, 2009

Red blend of: 37% Zinfandel, 35% Syrah, 18% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera, 3% Mourvedre and 2% Tempranillo. Tasted 30 minutes to 4 hours post decant. N/ Juicy and ripe strawberry jam.  Burlap and clean canvas. Dry earth and light wafts of crushed granite. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Nutmeg and spiced red and purple berries. […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Unorthodox, Evidence Wines, Lodi and Napa, California, 2009

Red blend of: 70% Zinfandel, 10% Sangiovese, 5% Sauzao, 5% Tempranillo, 5% Syrah, and 5% of my friend Tannat. Note: she started out, as the winemaker wisely warned me – a tad tight due to very recent bottling. However, 45 – 60 minutes after decant, she began to really shine… N/ Elegantly restrained and clean for a Zinfandel based blend. […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Artero, Bodega Munoz, La Mancha, 2007

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N/ Brick dust. Round oaks. Freshly dried hay. Blood. River rocks and flint. Wonderful. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium high cleanliness. Round, sexy. Clean plums. Red berries and cranberries. Still a tad invasive tannic bite, that simply more bottle aging will likely address. (Although even simpler decanting and swirling took care of this after about the 30 minute mark). […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Rioja, Montecillo, Crianza, 2007

N/ Raw, clean meat. Strong, but lovely rosemary. Light game. Spice. Sage. Fresh leather. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Clean, but with a slight chalk finish. Light, soft, plums dusted with dry earth and a pinch of white pepper. Red berries. This wine is quite elegant with a rich, velvety, some might say “pricey” mouthfeel.  […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Rioja, Montecillo, Reserva, 2003

Note: Potent barnyard aromas performed full frontal assault upon opening of this bottle.  They needed at least an hour to burn down to a pleasant level. N/ Absolutely massive barnyard which subsided over time to reveal fig jam, raw game, blood, black earth, and mushrooms. Incredibly dynamic with varied swirling and time in the glass.  […]

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Spain, Red Blend, Cabernet and Tempranillo, The Spanish Quarter, 2007

Red Blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Tempranillo N/ Warm, sweet peppers. Black pepper. Oaked red berries. Light chlorine. Stale water. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Dripping berries. Bright, lovely acid for a red. So smooth, incredibly gulpable. Nice tannns but almost zero bite. Even some nice structure. Surprising and delightful for the price. The QPR […]

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