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Top Rated Tempranillo

Laetitia Vineyards, makers of Barnwood wines

Originating in Spain where it continues to be prominently grown, Temprañillo is considered to be the country’s "noble grape.” The name, which translates to "little early one," is a reference to its brief growing season. The full-bodied red wine has a ruby-red color and an herbaceous flavor quality, with notes of berries, plum, vanilla, tobacco and leather. These are the top Temprañillos we've tasted, starting with our highest rated wines.

 

Viñedos y Bodegas Garcia Figuero
2004 Viñedos y Bodegas Garcia Figuero Noble
Ribera del Duero, Spain
15.5/20
$160

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Barnwood
Untamed 2004 Temprañillo
Arroyo Grande, CA
14.5/20
$20

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Covila
2004 Rioja Reserva
Rioja, Spain
14.5/20

$25

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Bodegas Leda
2009 Más de Leda Temprañillo
Castilla y León, Spain
14/20
$18

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Crystal Valley Cellars
2004 The Temprañillo
Lodi, CA
14/20
$18

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Santa Julia
2010 Organica Temprañillo
Mendoza, Argentina
13.5/20
$11


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Segura Viudas
2002 Mas D'Aranyó Reserva Temprañillo
Penedès, Spain
13.5/20
$15


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Xavier Flouret
2005 Pavo Real
Ribera del Duero, Spain
13.5/20
$25

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Campo Viejo
Rioja Tempranillos
Rioja, Spain
13/20
$13


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Fariña
2008 Dama de Toro Barrel Aged
Toro, Spain
13/20

$12

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