About Tempranillo Red Wine

About Tempranillo Red Wine
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.

Top Picks for Tempranillo

Vilano 2021  Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$64
Forget this in your cellar for a decade or so to find a fruity and savory gem of complexity as a reward for your patience.
Vilano 2019 Crianza Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$24
An incredibly well-balanced and integrated interplay of fruit and oak shines through in this delicious Tempranillo.
Awards: 2022 Best Tempranillo
Legón 2019 Premium Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$45
Savory aromas develop into a fruit forward and full-bodied red wine to pair with gamier meat courses.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Ribera del Duero
Vilano 2019  Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$54
A smooth wine with big fruit, structure, and oak likely to improve with years of bottle conditioning.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Ribera del Duero
Kirkland Signature 2017 Gran Reserva Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$13
Best Buy
A bit of rusticity is in line with this traditionally styled Tempranillo with soft tannins, sweet tobacco, and cherry fruits; a medium bodied and exciting wine.
93 points $13 Best Buy
Terra Incógnita 2021  Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$48
Rich and full bodied, this wine could hold up to some big dishes now or sit quietly in a cellar for years to come.
Member’s Mark 2017 Reserva Tempranillo
93 points
$9.98
Best Buy
Ready for pairing with asador meats, a full bodied modern styled Tempranillo.
93 points $9.98 Best Buy
Vilano 2022 Roble Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Cheerful fruits make this very approachable and sippable all on its own but the solid structural elements make this an ideal dinner wine.
93 points $19 Best Buy
La Baraja 2019 Red Blend Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$65
Lovely interplay of fruit and oak that is good now but potentially excellent with some further integration from bottle conditioning.
Kirkland Signature 2016 Gran Reserva Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$13
Best Buy
A silky, fruit-driven Ribera del Duero that is drinking deliciously now with the structure to evolve in the cellar.
93 points $13 Best Buy