Tempranillo

Pingus 2007 Ribera del Duero, Spain

Founded in Ribera del Duero by Peter Sisseck in 1995, Pingus produces this wine in frustratingly minuscule quantities. Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest wines in the world, this Tempranillo is made from vines that range from 60 to 70 years old. The exotic flavor profile progresses from black currant and vanilla to white […]

Numanthia Termanthia 2007 Toro, Spain

Named for the inhabitants of Numancia, who defeated the Romans in the first century B.C., Bodega Numanthia Termes in Toro produces this 100 percent Tempranillo (Tinto de Toro) from vineyards located on the south bank of the Duero River. Its spectacular bouquet of spicy new oak and blackberry pie mingles with flavors of tar and […]

Viñedos y Bodegas García Figuero 2004 Tempranillo

Tasting notes: Stunning plum, cassis, berries, and sweet oak overlay a gorgeous texture and rich, soft tannins. Long and intense without being overdone, this extraordinary red wine shows amazing balance and style. Worth knowing: Following the example of the numerous California growers who have become winemakers, Spanish couple José Maria García and Milagros Figuero made […]