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Tarantas

Tarantas
2014 Crianza, Tempranillo, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Organically Grown Grapes
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
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Tarantas
2014 Crianza, Tempranillo, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13%
Bright ruby black color. Aromas of ripe forest berries, freshly tilled earth, fine leather, and roasted nuts with a round, lively, fruity medium-full body and a seamless, complex, long bramble, tar, cured meats, and black pepper finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak. A superb tempranillo worthy of a fine meal.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: ripe forest berries, freshly tilled earth, fine leather, and roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: bramble, tar, cured meats, and black pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled NY Strip Steak, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb tempranillo worthy of a fine meal.
The Producer

Bodegas Iranzo

The Producer
Carretera de Madrid 60
Valencia, 46315
Spain
Tempranillo
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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Tempranillo is the principal grape of Rioja, Spain's most famous red wine. The variety has beautiful red cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruit with medium-weight tannins, good acidity and complexity. it is generally aged in older oak barrels in Rioja to soften the wine.

Tempranillo is also grown in other regions of Spain, such as Ribera del Duero and La Mancha. It also produces important wines in Portugal and Argentina and is planted in countries such as Mexico, the United States and Australia.

While there are some lighter versions made for early consumption, a typical Tempranillo ages very well, anywhere from five to seven for a medium-bodied version to twenty to thirty years for a Gran Riserva Rioja. They pair well with most red meats and spicy dishes, from empanadas to game birds.