May 202014
Hye Meadow Winery Tempranillo 2012Hye Meadow Winery Tempranillo 2012, Red Wine, Texas High Plains, TX, $30 (S) – Rating 90

Another excellent example of Texas Tempranillo coming of age. Perfect red wine for a evening under the Hill Country oaks or complimenting the grill. Aromas of smokey cherry with just a hint of raspberry. A round mouth-feel with balanced acidity and soft tannins. On the palate, light to medium bodied with flavors of red cherry, smoke, ripe strawberry, ripe raspberry and dark spice. Dark chocolate on the finish. Buy This Wine


May 082013
2012 Solaro Estate Reserve Tempranillo , Texas High Plains, Texas, $38 (S) – Rating 90

An excellent example of Texas Tempranillo. Medium-bodied with mouth-watering acidity. I’m talkin’ BBQ food pairing. An impressive nose of dark cherry and camp smoke with notes of tobacco. Flavors of dark cherry, ripe raspberry with hints of dark cola and tobacco box. Soft tannins with black cherry on the long finish. Buy This Wine

Jan 242012
2006 Zuccardi Tempranillo, Mendoza, Argentina, $22 (S) – Rating 89

A big Tempranillo from Argentina. Rich flavors of blackberries, black fruit, plums, leaf tobacco and spice. Plenty of tannin structure creates complex flavors. Best when decanted for 30-60 minutes.

Jun 302011
2007 Yorba Tempranillo, Shake Ridge Vineyards, Amador County, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 91

Yorba Wines has created a beautiful American-style Rioja (Tempranillo). Plenty of dark red fruit, raspberry, blackberry, plums, etc. A touch of chocolate and spice with soft tannins add depth and structure. Blending with 5% Graciano provides a splash of acidity and brightness.

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