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Bodegas Bilbainas Rioja Reserva Vina Pomal 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - There might be more balsamic and cigar-ash aromas in the 2010 Viña Pomal Reserva compared to the selection of 106 barrels. They were...
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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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Cvne Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - #22 Top 100, 2016 - This generous red shows a traditional character, with leafy, dried herb, tea and spice notes framing dried cherry,...
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Cvne Rioja Reserva Vina Real 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Going one step up in the quality ladder, the Viña Real 2010 Reserva plays with the advantage of being cropped from a quite balanced,...
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Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - Even better, more balanced, classical and elegant was the 2010 Reserva, with good balance between fruit freshness and élevage notes....
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Remirez Ganuza Fincas Da Ganuza Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - There were two vintages of some wines to taste because my tasting cycle is 16 months, and that was the case for the 2010 Fincas de...
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Sierra Cantabria Rioja Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2010 Reserva from Rioja, again comes from their oldest vineyards and is 100% Tempranillo aged 18 months in equal parts French and...
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Tinto Figuero 15 Meses En Barrica 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - I liked the 2010 Tinto Figuero 15 Tempranillo more than I liked the 2009, as the balance of the vintage helped the wine to stand to the...

2010 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.