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91 • Lynfred 2008 Tempranillo, American $25.25.
Rich grilled tomato, pickled okra, and baked cherry aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a roasted pepper, apple and cocoa accented finish. A very tasty and easy drinking tempranillo that will go great with grilled meats. (tasted on May-12-2011)
90 • Jarvis 2009 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented, Tempranillo, Napa Valley $60.
Inky violet black color. Rich plum custard pie and chocolate toffee aromas with a supple, dryish medium-full body and a tangy, structured finish with hints of nuts, oak and earth. A rock solid table wine. (tasted on May-12-2011)
89 • Dare by Viader 2007 Tempranillo, Napa Valley $40.
Deep violet color. Aromas of tomato puree, creme brulee crust and apple tart with a supple, satiny, dryish medium-to-full body and a long, clay and pepper accented finish. (tasted on May-12-2011)
88 • Capay Valley Vineyards 2007 Tempranillo, Capay Valley $13.99. Best Buy.
Rich cherry cola, spicy fudge and cappuccino aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a honeyed raspberry, cedar plank, carrot and spice accented finish. Very table friendly. (tasted on May-12-2011)
83 • Lucchesi Vineyards 2006 Tempranillo, Sierra Foothills $28.|Find-a-Wine|
Bold aromas of red grape jelly, plum, lamp oil, coconut cream pie with a blunt fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a raisin, apple butter and roasted pepper finish. (tasted on May-12-2011)