Archive for the ‘Tempranillo’ Category

Speaking of Rioja: 2004 Viña Tondonia

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 Posted in but not outrageous, Expensive, Grenache, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

I paid $36.98 for this 2004 Rioja about three weeks ago. Given that "a good Rioja" should be cellared a decade or so, it is nice to find one that is ready to drink after have been bottle-aged before purchase. ...

“What’s the best/most expensive wine you have ever had?”

Monday, February 6th, 2017 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Expensive, On Somebody Else's Tab, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

I used to like beer. I used to drink it a lot. But then the whole IPA thing started happening about a decade ago and quite frankly, got completely out of hand. Every craft brewer was trying to out-hop the ...

Go-to Tempranillo: 2001 Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

In 2009 I discovered this classic Rioja via a segment on the radio show/podcast "Tasting with Tom" when he had a guest from bestwinesonline.com, now known as the Wine Exchange. I bought two bottles based on the review and the ...

Cameron Hughes Lot 348 – 2009 California Field Blend

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo | No Comments »

I recall hearing Tom Leykis once state that it is a crime to open a Tempranillo before it is ten years old. I'm only four years short of that and it is only 32% Tempranillo, so perhaps this was just ...

Lopez Panach Tempranillo 2006

Monday, October 6th, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

An amazing wine at an amazing price. I found this little treasure at my local wine merchant while browsing the "Spain" section. It is a Lopez Panach Tempranillo, 2006 vintage. I like Spanish wines in general and could not pass ...

Sango! Ole!

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 Posted in Cheap and Red, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

Mrs. Barbarian & I dined at our favorite local restaurant the other day. I always order the same thing there, much to the Mrs' chagrin. The chef magically knows how to make a steak *just* the way I like it, ...