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Tempranillo

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Tempranillo is a variety of Vitis vinifera, a red grape commonly used in winemaking. This grape is native to Spain where it is widely grown. The name is derived from the word temprano (meaning early in Spanish) due to the fact that the grape ripens several weeks earlier than most red varietals. Tempranillo is often referred to as Spain’s noble grape and is the main variety in Rioja wines.
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Food Pairing: Pairs well with tapas, sheep cheeses and with classic Spanish dishes such as roast lamb, fish and olives.
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French Hill Winery
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2005 Tempranillo

This wine is the grape they grow in Northern Central Spain to make their Rioja wines. It grows well in Northern California and it makes a refined wine with good aging potential. We ...more age this Tempranillo in French oak. The cool end to the 2005 growing season made this wine lighter in style but its delicate flavors are sure to please even the most sophisticated palate.
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Stevenot Winery
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2004 Tempranillo

Blended with a small amount of estate grown Graciano to give it added complexity and structure, it demonstrates lovely nuances of dark cherry and blueberry with a delicate undercur ...morerent of mocha and toasted oak. A subtle layering of vanilla and cinnamon in the bouquet is complimented by a rich and lingering finish.

Food Pairing: Will improve with proper cellar aging for seven years. You can drink it on its own, but it is also a wonderful accompaniment to a variety of dishes including paella, chicken quesadillas, grilled pork tenderloin or spaghetti and meatballs.

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McConnell Estates Winery
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2004 Tempranillo

This is a Spanish varietal grape we grow here in our vineyards.

It was aged in French and American oak barrels for 18 months.

Very fruity, well rounded wine with hin ...morets of molasses on the nose.
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Temecula Hills Winery
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2004 Tempranillo

The most pedigreed red grape of Spain, especially associated with its historic Rioja region, Tempranillo possesses a dark lush fruit that ages well. "The nose is of very ripe black ...moreberries mingled with red and black stone fruit like plums and prunes. The dark purple wine fills the palate with a rich medley of intensely ripe fruit. Paella and other rice and grain recipes are lovely with the medium-bodied styles of Tempranillo, Lamb and other fragrant red meat dishes are also good mates.
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San Pasqual Winery
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2002 Balboa Tempranillo

Medium bodied red blend, with an earthy, savory flavor of green and black olives. Tempranillo is a Spanish grape of the famed Rioja region. This wine is a good alternative for anyo ...morene looking for less berry and fruit in a wine. American oaked for 12 months. Grapes grown in Guadalupe Valley, Baja California, wine made in Escondido.
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Grey Fox Vineyards
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Tempranillo

A popular Spanish grape grown here in Vina. A smooth, medium-bodied table wine. Distinctive in flavor, hints of smoke.

$16.00  
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Solune Winery
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2004 Tempranillo
Sierra Foothills

Our Tempranillo is a wonderful Northern Sierra rendition of this variety idolized in Spain and rapidly gaining popularity in this part of the world. The name of the grape, "Tem ...morepranillo", means "a little early" in Spanish and refers to its early ripening properties, making it a perfect match for mountain growing. Aromas of strawberry, cinnamon and vanilla characterize the nose, continuing with great oak integration and a long & smooth finish in the mouth. We have yet to find someone who does not like this wine.

$21.00  
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Witch Creek Winery
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2005 Tempranillo

Well balanced with a nice up front fruit of blueberry, raspberry with a slight hint of spice & oak. This wine pairs well with hearty meals off the grill.

$18.00  
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Barnwood Vineyards
CAW Rating: 80
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2004 Tempranillo Untamed
San Luis Obispo

Alluring aromas and flavors of pomegranate, blackberry, raspberry, and dark chocolate are present in this spicy well-focused wine. Crisp acidity, coupled with firm, well-integrated ...more tannins and generous fruit, make “Untamed” one wild ride of flavor. This wine drinks beautifully now but will continue to improve with age over the next 15 years.

$22.00  
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Castoro Cellars
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2005 Tempranillo
California

This wine started as a Wine Club exclusive and has been so successful that we have added it to our quiver of wines. The Tempranillo grape has been an integral part of the Rioja win ...morees of Spain for many years. In Spain however, it is blended with several other varieties to produce the style they desire. The grape and many of its characteristics resemble Zinfandel. You should note a bit of allspice, plums and strawberries in the nose and a lingering finish of fresh fruit in the finish. Great with your next batch of Paella!

$19.95  
Irish Vineyards
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2005 Tempranillo
Irish Vineyards

Smooth, delicious and wonderful with any meal. Drink with or without food. The perfect wine!

$25.00  
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Barreto Cellars
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2004 Tempranillo
Lodi

This interpretation of the king of Spanish wines dares to break from tradition by capturing the upfront fruitiness of the variety and presenting it to the pallet with a smooth velv ...moreety texture that adds to its pleasant finish.

$16.99  
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Barreto Cellars
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2004 Tempranillo, Paso Robles
Paso Robles

Deep in color and complexity, a variety of dark fruits and berries highlight the nose of this robust wine. Subtle nots of oak and spice add a luxurious pallet that lingers to a ple ...moresant finish.

$23.99  
Bokisch Vineyards
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2005 Tempranillo
Jahant

Purple-black in color, our Tempranillo displays complex aromas of ripe blackberries, cassis and hints of coffee. It is luscious and round on the palate with delicately integrated t ...moreannins and a soft finish. Black Currants and raspberry flavors combine beautifully with some clove spice and moderate acidity. As in the traditional style of the Rioja, it is blended with our highly prized Graciano. Our Tempranillo exhibits the varietal character of this noble grape along with a bold California winemaking style. This wine will continue to age well for 5-8 years.

$21.00  
De La Montanya Estate
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2006 Rouge – Series No. 4, Tempranillo
Flying Rooster Ranch

Sonoma Coast, Flying Rooster Ranch - Limited Availability!

$28.00  
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Arroyo Robles Winery
CAW Rating: 96
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2005 Tempranillo
Paso Robles

2008 Mid-State Fair Wine Competition GOLD MEDAL

This estate grown fruit makes an elegant Spanish-style wine with hints of cherry, spice, and vanilla. Enjoy with tapa ...mores and barbeque and good amigos.
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Coral Mustang
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2004 Tempranillo
Paso Robles

Bright aromas of blueberry and cherry fruit are enhanced by Chinese five spice and soy. Leather, smoke, and vanilla round out the experience. The fruit aromas are carried through i ...moren the mouth. The perfect balance of acid to fruit along with the smooth structure maintains the varietal character of this wine. The taste lingers on the tongue with roasted nuts, vanilla, and blackberry.

$24.00  
Coral Mustang
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2005 Tempranillo Rosé
Paso Robles

The beautiful color of this is complimented with the aromas of Rose, lime, and red raspberry. Slight creaminess balanced by acidity makes this the perfect warm weather and winter h ...moreoliday wine. The lingering finish is fresh with citrus and berries.

$12.00  
Coral Mustang
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2005 Tempranillo
Paso Robles



$25.00  
Coral Mustang
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2006 Tempranillo Rosé
Paso Robles



$15.99  
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2006 Tempranillo
Sierra Foothills
CAW Rating: 99
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1 reviews
Deep and saturated ruby hue. High-toned minty aromas have a have a jammy, plummy undercurrent. A ripe entry leads to a full bodied palate with lean tannins and juicy acidity. A big, fruit forward style that will work well with pizza and pasta.

87 points, Tastings.com October 2009

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