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Situated in the heart of Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe, Adobe Guadalupe's vines have been planted since 1997.
'Jardin de Tru' is a blend 44% Grenache, 33% Tempranillo and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of plum, black cherries, spices, cassis and herbs unfold onto the palate, delivering a refreshing fruit forward finish with soft earthy tannins.
The Pesquera Tinto's cherry red color reveals its youth and fruitiness. Its aspect is clean and appears to be glyceric. On the nose, the wine's intense bouquet reveals the best dark fruit marked by impeccable wood aromas. Hints of fallen leaves and spices such as vanilla. On the palate, the smooth entry becomes lush with abundant ripe tannins and an excellent balance between its acidity and heat. The presence of the well-integrated oak complements the fruit and spice beautifully to display a wine of great balance. A refined, long-lasting and elegant finish.
Pairs perfectly with roasted meats, farm yard poultry, veal stews as well as semi-cured cow and/or goat cheese.
"Black cherry and red plum flavors are fresh and lively in this juicy red. Light, firm tannins and citrusy acidity keep this focused. Balanced and energetic. Drink now through 2023. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."- Wine Spectator
A bright deep red color with streaks of violet. Full and elegant on the nose, with a wide range of aromas, such as vanilla, ripe fruits, compote and syrups. The palate is opulent and elegant with harmonious tannins providing a subtle backbone to the wine; great aromatic persistence in the mouth. Designed to drink well on release, the tannins will nevertheless support at least 10 years further ageing.
Bodegas Riojanas’ Monte Real Gran Reserva is 100% Tempranillo. The fruit from the oldest vines are gently taken to the crush pads in tubs, where the clusters are checked one at a time on the sorting tables. The bunches are de-stemmed and after a long maceration, the grapes are crushed and fermented using the latest technology and temperature control. The wines are aged for 24-30 months in only American oak casks and then in bottle for 36 months before being released. Bodegas Riojanas’ Monte Real Gran Reserva is layered and expressive in traditional Rioja form. Red fruit aromas and flavors combine with darker fruit undertones and mingle with leather and savory notes. It has lively acidity on the palate and exhibits excellent overall balance.
Lamb is the classic match for this Rioja Gran Reserva, as the sweet spice and tannins from the American oak complement the sweet, succulent meat. But roasted fowl, beef, pork, tapas and Mediterranean vegetable dishes work equally well with this versatile wine.
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One of Spain’s first château-style wineries, with all of its vineyards surrounding the winery, Condado de Haza focuses on sustainable farming practices with a special emphasis on preserving the regional biodiversity.
Tasting notes: Intensely garnet red in color, the Crianza's juicy notes of ripe berries are accented by soft touches of sweet spice and violet on the palate.
Locations E-2 Spanish Red Wine is a blend of Grenache from Priorat, Rioja and Toro, Tempranillo from Rioja, and Carignan from Ribera del Duero and Carinyena. It has the same fermentation and upbringing as the French and Italian wines. Majestic, soaring black fruit aromas intermixed with forest floor, white flowers and kirsch emerge from this full-bodied, opulent, voluptuously textured red along with stunning richness and depth.
This wine can be paired with veal, Iberian pork charcuterie and some types of casseroles (stew).
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Termes is the vibrant expression of Toro, a symbol of its youthful spirit. It stands out from what Toro wines used to be, for its vigor, freshness and vivacity. Powerful yet balanced, vibrant yet complex, it is perfect to drink young.
A delightful Toro red, revealing brambleberries, bracken, heather, dried violets, pumice and licorice. Tightly structured and finely wound up in fine, firm layers of tannins. Salty and crunchy to close.
Remelluri makes concentrated, structured Rioja reds from all estate fruit. With its sweet nose of black cherries and cassis, this velvety reserve bottling is well-balanced and offers great length. This is a wine with great aging potential. An excellent match with steak or rack of lamb.
85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, and 5% Graciano
Sierra Cantabria Crianza is a fruity red wine with a spicy/toasted edge. It is well balanced with the persistence of Tempranillo.
"Brilliant ruby. Pungent red berry and cherry scents are energized by mineral and pipe tobacco notes. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air and smoothly blend richness and liveliness. Finishes supple and long, with gentle tannic grip and a lingering suggestion of candied flowers."-Vinous Media
The 2016 Sonnet Tempranillo is composed of 100% Tempranillo from the Gali Vineyard. Oncew fermentation was complete 38% of the wine was aged in Hungarian oak. The wine was then bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only 170 cases were produced. Tony writes, “In the 1980s, a summer had arrived and there was no acting work in sight, so I picked up my back pack and started hitch hiking throughout Europe. When I arrived in Spain, I came across a wonderful wine varietal, Tempranillo, and it had the most aromatic aroma I had ever noticed in any wine. Since I became a winemaker, I have been searching for a great Califonia Tempranillo vineyard and finaly found one a few years ago, and this is the first Sonnet offering from that quest. It shows an amazing depth of fruit, from plums and blackberry to hints of black cherry. It is a robust wine that has been aged for more than two years in oak barrels and will age gracefully in bottle for many years to come.”
Few food and wine pairings can top a delicious Tempranillo matched with grilled lamb chops. The Sonnet Tempranillo pairs nicely with medium to strong-flavored semi-hard and hard cheeses (Manchego), and dishes with tomatoes and tomato sauces. It also pairs beautifully with regional Spanish dishes such as caldo de temporada-Galician style pumpkin-chicken soup, smoked bacon, chorizo, potato and broccoli rabe, or costilla al vino tinto-Tempranillo-braised short ribs, confit potatoes and crispy leeks.
This big yet smooth wine has it all. 12 months in French oak, a magical blend of great grapes from various growers in Ribera.
Ripe plumb, and black fruit with a predominance of red plums and cherries, typical of high and cold areas, sweet and fine spices with aromas of low mountain and understory, assembled with elegant roasted oak aromas.
Taste: Freshness in the mouth, broad and structured, very intense fruit load, sweet and ripe tannins, very full in fruit flavors, aromatic herbs and licorice. End of mouth long and persistent.
Made from 100% Tempranillo, the Roble is the workhorse wine of Viña Sastre.
Vinification Long maceration and transferred to 1, 2 and 3-year-old French and American oak barrels for 8 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Vibrant red leading slightly towards amber. Light fresh texture with notes of vanilla and dried berry aromas. Rich, very dry, smooth, developed. Firm tannins and good balance.
Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacho, 10% Graciano and Manzuelo
"Lots of dried fruit with plum, light raisin, chocolate and toasted oak. Some balsamic undertones. White truffles and dried flowers. Medium body, creamy tannins and savory, balsamic undertones. Extreme and unique, as always." 95 points James Suckling