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 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
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
Vilano 2020 Crianza Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$24
A lush and savory expression of Tempranillo with a depth of black fruits, leather, cherries, and nice tones of oak.
Vilano 2020 Black Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Vibrant and fruity with the body and heft that it demands to be in your glass while grilling some steaks.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Vilano 2018 Reserva Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$32
A cellar worthy red wine that will continue to develop well into the next decade.