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"...Tempranillo is the world famous grape that forms the backbone of two of Spain’s most majestic wines, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. So why are we talking about Texas wines?..."
"...Best of all for red wine lovers is probably the Tempranillo grape. I could fill a small book just with world-class Texas Tempranillos..."
"...Two interesting news items came in recently regarding Texas Tempranillo wines. If the grape doesn’t ring a bell, it’s the standard grape for Spanish Rioja wines and it is pronounced Temp-rah-NEE-yo...."
"...3) BRUSHY CREEK VINEYARDS TEMPRANILLO..."
"...She's just been assigned to write The Oxford Companion to Wine's American edition, and she was here to taste and learn. While at Fall Creek Vineyards, Jay Knepp of the Salt Lick Vineyard was delivering his new harvest of Tempranillo..."
"...Probably the best native grape in Spain is the Tempranillo. It's a robust red grape that produces a big, rich wine with intense blackberry flavors and the ability to live a long time in the bottle..."
"...Two other consistent favorites are Becker Vineyards’ Prairie Rotie ($22) and Duchman Aglianico ($20). Currently, Tempranillo is Texas’s best red wine..."
"...Given the rapid changes in the Texas wine business, this kind of corroboration and validation is not just another marketing gimmick. These quality-based partnerships may be one of our most reliable indicators of where to find our best wines. A dozen favorites from Texas Fine Wine Whites Reds Bending Branch Winery Picpoul Blanc Estate Tannat, Petite Sirah 1840 Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Lily Tempranillo Duchman Family Winery Vermentino Aglianico, Dolcetto Pedernales Cellars Viognier Reserve, Viognier Texas Tempranillo..."
"... The short growing season is marked by late and early frosts, rainfall is limited, and winemaking traditions run deep. All of these factors help them produce incredible red and rosado (rosé) wines, mostly from Tempranillo grapes (called Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais in the region)..."
"...Rioja's red wines are made mainly from Tempranillo, though Garnacha (also known as Grenache), Mazuelo, and Graciano are also used. Whites are mainly Viura, though Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca are also used..."
"...Like many others, Raymond Haak thinks that the future of Texas wine lies with "hot-weather varietals." Haak Vineyard & Winery, at 6310 Ave. T in Santa Fe, Texas, near Galveston (409/925-1401), has been doing great things with Italian Sangiovese grapes and Spanish Tempranillo grapes...."
"...But just because a wine is expensive doesn't mean it isn't a bargain. Gatlin's Tempranillo-Cabernet costs about $38..."
"...• Two Central Texas wineries scored big at the recent 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards. Pedernales Cellars of Stonewall brought home gold medals for their 2012 Texas Tempranillo and Tempranillo Reserve, their 2014 Texas Vermintino, and 2014 Texas Viognier..."
"...In red wines, the big grape right now is Tempranillo. In Texas, this grape grows ripe and luscious, and the wines tend to be bigger than their Spanish counterparts..."
"...Pedernales Cellars released its new Texas Hill Country Tempranillo last weekend ($39.99 a bottle). Hello, fans of Texas varietals! This vintage is limited-edition, robust with the burst of Spanish grapes, this particulate batch grown exclusively in the Hill Country...."
"...Becker's Viognier ($14, www.beckervineyards.com), the winery's flagship, was a unanimous winner in a tasting I led two weeks ago, where it competed with international Viogniers costing up to $125 a bottle. Fall Creek's Salt Lick Vineyard Tempranillo ($35, www.fcv.com) placed a strong second in that same tasting – again, up against European wines running more than $100 a bottle...."
"...Founded in 1986, the Alamosa vineyards are the oldest on the winery tour. The Johnsons grow Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Viognier grapes on their hillside estate..."
"...Wines of Spain, a trade group, recently put together a fascinating tasting of Rioja wines from 10 different bodegas. Rioja is in the north-central part of Spain and is world-renowned for its red wines, frequently made with the Tempranillo grape..."
"...At the northernmost wine property in the Hill Country appellation, Alamosa Wine Cellars, Jim and Karen Johnson are excited about using the equipment in their brand-new winery building for the very first time. They've harvested good crops of viogner, San Geovese, and the first tempranillo grapes grown in Texas..."
"...Also on Tuesday, The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery hosts a tap takeover at Buzz Mill from 7-10 pm, with four options: Hive (dry-hopped peace cider with honey-infused vanilla elderberry), Rosé (distinct aromas of strawberry, plus hints of cherry and watermelon), Tempranillo (smooth light-bodied red, satisfyingly smoky with a hint of brown sugar), and Viognier (hints of orange blossoms, nectar, and tangerine with baked honeyed apricots and muted lemon)...."