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Artadi El Pison 2010 750ml

Rated 98 - The 2010 Vina El Pison, one of the first single-vineyard wines in Rioja, is sourced from the Tempranillo vines planted by Juan Carlos...
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Baron De Ley Rioja Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 95+ - Closed but layered, seriously stylish and focused. Pure, black fruit, intense palate, beautifully controlled, velvety ripe tannins,...
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Bodegas La Emperatriz Finca La Emperatriz Terruno 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Cropped from a fresh vintage with good ripeness and balance, the 2010 Finca la Emperatriz Terruño could well be my favorite wine from...
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Bodegas Lan Rioja Culmen Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - The bottle of the 2010 Culmen Reserva looks and weighs like a magnum, but its 750ml. It's a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Graciano,...
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Bodegas Lan Vina Lanciano Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano, the 2010 Lanciano Reserva is sourced from Lanciano estate along the River Ebro,...
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Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2010 750ml

Rated 96 - A round and silky red with deep and rich fruit and floral aromas. Wet earth too. Full-bodied, racy and beautiful. True Rioja. This comes...
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Conde De Valdemar Rioja Inspiracion 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - #34 Top 100, 2013 - Fresh and focused, this sleek, lively red shows black cherry, wild berry, licorice, mineral and toasty flavors that...
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Hacienda Lopez De Haro Crianza 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2010 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza feels quite classical in its style, lightly-colored, with clean red spicy fruit, a touch of...
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Marques De Caceres Rioja Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - Juicy black cherry and plum flavors are deepened by licorice, cocoa and mineral notes in this expressive red. The structure is balanced,...
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Marques De Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The blend for the 2010 Rioja Reserva varies depending on the growing season. In the warm and ripe 2009 it was 93% Tempranillo, 4%...
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Torre De Ona Rioja Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - I tasted two vintages of the reserve wine. This 2010 Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), matured in a mixture...

2010 La Rioja Tempranillo

La Rioja is by far the most famous wine region of Spain, and remains one of the world's great wine producing regions, consistently offering deep, complex red wines of character and distinction, partly due to the fact that La Rioja benefits from excellent soils, rich in minerals and nutrients, and plenty of sunshine. The climatic conditions allow the fine grape varietals to reach full ripeness and express plenty of the best features of their terroir, making La Rioja wines some of the most interesting to have ever come out of Europe. The Cantabrian mountains to the north provide the perfect shelter from the colder, wetter influences of the Atlantic oceans, and in the beloved vineyards of La Rioja, wineries have been cultivating exceedingly flavorful Tempranillo grapes for generations for the inclusion in their fine single variety and blended wines.
There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.