envelope

$29.24
$27.14
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Bodegas Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva 2006 750ml

Rated 91 - This harmonious red is dense and lively, with plum, licorice, smoke and mineral flavors supported by moderate tannins and fresh acidity....
$32.94
$31.94
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

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...
$53.84
$53.24
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

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,...
$19.54
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list
$17.64
$17.04
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Bodegas Lan Rioja Reserva 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2008 Reserva shows good concentration and fresh aromas of an Atlantic vintage, with quite a traditional profile displaying notes of...
$20.44
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

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,...
$18.34
$15.64
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2009 Reserva showed quite minty and balsamic with notes of camphor and star anise. The palate is quite compact showing good weight...
$103.94
$98.34
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea 2005 1.5Ltr

Rated 95 - The 2005 Prado Enea Gran Reserva spends 36-months in oak, nine months in new oak after which it is racked into American oak that is...
$59.94
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Bodegas Muga Rioja Gran Reserva Prado Enea 2006 750ml

Rated 98 - This is amazing traditional Rioja with a complexity and beauty of ripe fruit and long aging. Unique. Full body, ultra-fine tannins,...
$32.74
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

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...

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.