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Top Rated Tempranillo

Laetitia Vineyards, makers of Barnwood wines

Originating in Spain where it continues to be prominently grown, Tempranillo 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 Tempranillos 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 Tempranillo
Arroyo Grande, CA
14.5/20
$20

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Bodegas Valdubón
2002 Valdubón Reserva
Ribera del Duero, Spain
14.5/20

$24

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Covila
2004 Rioja Reserva
Rioja, Spain
14.5/20

$25

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Marqués de Cáceres
2001 Reserva Red
Rioja, Spain
14.5/20

$19

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Montecillo
1996 Gran Reserva
Rioja Alta, Spain
14.5/20
$23

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CVNE
1998 Imperial Reserva
Rioja, Spain
14/20
$20

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Marqués de Cáceres
2001 Gran Reserva
Rioja, Spain
14/20

$35

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Marqués de Riscal
2001 Rioja Reserva
Rioja, Spain
14/20

$14

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

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Torre Oria
1991 Gran Reserva Tempranillo
Derramador Valley, Spain
14/20
$13

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Martin & Weyrich Winery
2005 Flamenco Rojo Tempranillo
Paso Robles, CA
13.5/20
$27

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


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Segura Viudas
2002 Mas D'Aranyó Reserva Tempranillo
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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Bodegas Medrano-Irazu
2001 Crianza
Rioja Alavesa, Spain

13/20
$30

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Conde de Valdemar
Gran Reserva 1998
Rioja, Spain
13/20
$30


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

$12

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