Red

2010 Tapena Tempranillo

Tempranillo

  • Spain
Drink between 2012 - 2013 (Edit)
CT84.3 11 reviews
2010
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • FrugalGlug Likes this wine: 87 points

    February 26, 2013 - For the price, it's not too bad. I'll second the fact that that others are echoing in the tasting notes that this is very much a everyday kind of wine. It's a little thing, but fruity and exhibiting enough fruit to be pleasing. I'd go ahead and pick it up for any simple dinner you can throw together.

  • tlexvold wrote: 82 points

    October 4, 2012 - smells like not quite ripe red cherries. Taste is a little sour. First try of a tempranillo.

  • drdebs wrote: 84 points

    June 9, 2012 - a simple, fruity red. Not really recognizable as Tempranillo, but if you are looking for a bright and sunny red with lots of cherry fruit you could do worse fort he price.

  • pinotage1972 wrote:

    March 15, 2012 - A non-traditional wine for this varietal in my opinion. Very light bodied, pleasant aroma with nicely balanced oak and vanilla notes. Too sweet for me, lacking in real fruit flavors - and a very short finish. Does have a little nice tingly acidity which is a redeeming factor. An okay wine at the price point (less than $5 in a sale) but not what I'd want in a Tempranillo - especially from a Spanish version of this wine. I recommend Longoria Tempranillo for a great California version of this variety.

  • Jason Rzutkiewicz wrote: 82 points

    January 8, 2012 - (13.5%) With the pronunciation of the grape (temp-rah-NEE-yo) on the label and comparison to something more familiar (“Pinot Noir in blue jeans”) this wine is positioned as an intro to the varietal. Ripe, round cherry fruit on a lush palate that turns just a touch earthy and spicy on the mid-palate (with a hint of orange rind) before a creamy vanilla finish that shows light tannins. Given the start I thought this one would be juicier but it is denser in the mouth than expected. At $8 this is a nice, smooth “wine” though not what I am looking for out of this varietal.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tapena
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Spain
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 033293050001

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  • In Cellars 22 (38%)
  • Consumed 36 (62%)

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