Category Tempranillo

Lido Bay Calaveras County Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

  • 80% Tempranillo
  • 10% Grenache
  • 10% Mourvedre

14.5% alcohol; very dry, essence of montmorency cherry, smoked black plum, clove, pepper, cardamom; rustic scent notes of cedar wood pile, warmed leather by touch, and a heavy wood forest in autumn.

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Marqués de Riscal Próximo – 2009 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a Cosecha wine and contains three out of the four major red grapes of Rioja–Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo.  This wine is elegant and considerable finesse, nuanced rose petal, smoke blueberry, wild strawberry, vanilla, ground clove and Marjoram.

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Carmichael Rojo Del Rey Central Coast Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Fresh strawberry-cherry, fennel, cashew, and chile Nuevo Mexico.

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Tempranillo – 2008 – 9.0- James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Tart cherry, strawberry, vanilla bean, fresh ground Cardamom and hint of red floral notes.
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Fenestra Livermore Valley Port 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

  • Touriga – 34%
  • Tempranillo – 26%
  • Tinto Cão – 20%
  •  Souzão. – 20%
Confit of blueberry-blackberry, vanilla, dried Turkish fig and hibiscus.

Pierce Ranch Monterey County Tempranillo – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Early season cherry, currant, violets, and hint of rose petals, dash of smoked red pepper.

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Duarte-Georgetown Mountain Estate El Dorado Tempranillo 2007 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Well crafted—considerable finesse, very dry; amalgam of raspberry, strawberry, hint of Eucalyptus, and fennel.

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Sierra Cantabria Finca el Bosque – 2008 – 9.4 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietal:

  • Tempranillo

Dense, dark, layered and complex; bramble berry Confit, Marjoram, lavender and Cardamom, scent of dense pine forest, leather and rustic notes of late autumnal herb garden.

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Alidis Ribera del Duero Reserva – 2004 – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietal:

  • Tempranillo – 100% 

Blackberry cobbler, anise, Cardamom and chocolate.

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La Rioja Viña Andanza Reserva – 2001 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Varietals:

  • Tempranillo
  • Garnacha

Seared bramble berries, blueberry, bacon and Chanterelle mushroom.

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