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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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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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Bodegas Tridente Tempranillo 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Brilliant purple. Highly perfumed dark berry, vanilla and violet scents are complemented by hints of licorice and oak spices. Sweet and...
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Bodegas Tridente Tempranillo Entresuelos 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - Saturated ruby. Powerful, deep-pitched black and blue fruit scents develop mocha and licorice nuances in the glass. Densely packed and...
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Maquina & Tabla Paramos De Nicasia Toro Red 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - The nose of the 2014 Páramos de Nicasia, a field blend of Tinta de Toro and 20% Garnacha, felt a little heady and aromatic but somehow...
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Mauro Tudela Del Duero 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - The red 2014 Mauro is mostly Tempranillo with some 10% Syrah from different vineyards in the villages of Tudela de Duero, Traspinedo,...
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Telmo Rodriguez Toro Dehesa Gago 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Black cherry, boysenberry, cola and mineral flavors mingle in this ripe, lively red. The muscular tannins are well-integrated, and...
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Teso La Monja Almirez 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - More expensive is their 2014 Almirez, which spends much longer time in oak and comes from vines 15-65 years old in slightly higher...
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Teso La Monja Romanico 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2014 Romanico is the better value of the two, with fabulous, dense blackberry and cassis fruit, with licorice, camphor and forest...
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Triton Tinta De Toro 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A more substantial and intense wine is the 2014 Triton Tinta de Toro. This is from a fabulous appellation in Spain, which deserves more...

2014 Castilla Y Leon Spain Tempranillo

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.

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.