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Taylors

Taylors
2017 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Taylors
2017 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Tempranillo

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Rich violet color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of boysenberry pie and dulce du leche with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long tropical citrus, hint of violet candy, and cedar finish with dusty, chewy tannins and light oak. A delightfully fruity and chewy tempranillo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: boysenberry pie and dulce du leche
Taste Flavor: tropical citrus, hint of violet candy, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Lasagna, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully fruity and chewy tempranillo.

The Producer

Taylors Wines

The Producer
89a Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 2049
Australia
61 -2 8585 3518

Their Portfolio

93 Jaraman 2014 Wakefield, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Jaraman 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Taylor Made 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
86 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
82 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
94 Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Padthaway, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2016 Adelaide Hills, Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 "Eighty Acres", Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $16.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz - Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.99.
93 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
84 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
91 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Taylors 2016 Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
84 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2014 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
86 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.99.
89 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
86 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
94 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley-Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills-Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
88 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Taylors 2016 One Giant Leap, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $15.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2017 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2014 The Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
90 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2017 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
93 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
94 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2017 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2017 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $29.50.
89 Taylors 2017 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley-Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
85 Taylors 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Taylors 2016 Promised Land , Shiraz-Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
86 Taylors Winemakers Project 2017 Cellar Door Exclusive, Fiano, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors Winemakers Project 2016 Pinot Noir, Tasmania 14% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia 12% (Australia) $14.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Tempranillo, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Taylors Winemakers Project, Viognier, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $24.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 Taylors Winemakers Project, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.

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.