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Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Aalto is produced with Tempranillo from different zones of Ribera del Duero aged in oak barrels, some 70% of them new, for 16...
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Aalto Ribera Del Duero Ps 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2014 PS aged in new oak barrels for a little bit shorter than in the past, some 18 months now. It's pure Tempranillo from selected...
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Alonso Del Yerro Maria 100% Tempranillo 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 Alonso del Yerro Maria is produced with the grapes from two specific plots of vineyards fermented in oak vats and matured in a...
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Alonso Del Yerro Tinto 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2011 Crianza is a selection of Tempranillo grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 10-15 months in a combination of new...
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Alvar De Dios Aciano 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - The second vintage of the red Toro 2014 Aciano was cropped from an ungrafted three-hectare vineyard with a density of 900-1,000 plants...
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Antidoto Cepas Viejas Ribera Del Duero 2014 750ml

Rated 92+ - I loved the nose of the 2014 Antídoto, which is Tempranillo produced from grapes from the Soto de San Esteban zone in the Soria...
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Artadi Tempranillo Vinas De Laguardia 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - This tightly knit red shows good density, with plum, blackberry, cola and toast notes shadowed by firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Not...
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Arzuaga Gran Reserva 2004 750ml

Rated 90 - Black cherry, plum, licorice and toast flavors mingle in this plump, accessible red. The tannins and acidity are well-balanced, and the...
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Arzuaga Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2010 Arzuaga Reserva is Tempranillo with 5% Merlot and white Albillo aged for 26 months in barrel. It has balsamic notes, aromas of...
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Benjamin Romeo Contador 2011 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2011 Contador is a compact, tight-knit wine, serious and backward that needs plenty of air. It's still a baby showing the typical...

Spain Tempranillo

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.

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.