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A Tale of Two Tempranillo: Rioja Rocks!

A couple of months back we had the pleasure of receiving a few mature Rioja Tempranillo samples. One was a 2005 Bodegas Conde de Valdemar Gran Reserva Tempranillo and the other a 2007 Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Tempranillo. To fully appreciate the viticulturist’s and the winemaker’s combined efforts, it’s always a pleasure to drink wines […]

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Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos “JC” Tempranillo

2011 Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos “JC” Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain The 2011 Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos “JC” is a rich and earthy wine made from the Tempranillo grape. The initials “JC” stand for Juan Carlos, which happens to be the proprietor and winemaker for the Bodegas. Consisting of roughly sixty-five acres in the central area of […]

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McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo

Wine Review: 2012 McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo, Lodi, CA One of the brightest shining stars of the Lodi wine world has to be Michael McCay and the magical Midas touch he brings to all the wines he makes. This 2012 Tempranillo is no exception, this grape (Tempranillo) never ceases to amaze me with its ability […]

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Wine Review: 2006 Castillo de Sajazarra Digna Rioja Spain

This Tempranillo from the Rioja region of Spain comes from the Bodegas best estates—Fuentenegra and Galdara. It is made only in exceptional years and is of modern style with attractive notes of red berries, piney green and menthol intermingled with spice. Ripe and rich, it seems to be in its prime window of drinking right […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Ledger David Rogue Valley Oregon Tempranillo

Ledger David has produced a fine example of Tempranillo with this 2010 vintage. This Rogue Valley wine from Southern Oregon reveals Tempranillo is truly reaching its potential down there. Ledger David winery is bringing consistent bold full bodied, fruit forward, wines to the market. This wine is not as taut as some of its old […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Crew Wine Company Matchbook California Rose Tempranillo

This is a Rose made from Tempranillo grown in a warm climate on a low mountain range in the Dunnigan Hills AVA in Yolo County. Matchbook started in 2001 when they found an abandoned sheep ranch and decided to make a go at a winery. The location was perfect for grape growing with its rocky, […]

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