Sunday, February 12, 2012

Terrenal Tempranillo

Last Spring, I write about a very strong, quite aggressive, heavy tannin laden Spanish Cabernet from Terrenal (link here). Recently, from Trader Joe's, I picked up a Tempranillo from Terrenal.  It was more mellow, and drinkable, than its cabernet cousin.  For $4.99, it's well worth the price.

If you're looking for an inexpensive Spanish red wine to go along with spicy dishes, or flavorful foods that saturate the palette, and my April 2011 posting frightened, try the tempranillo instead of the cabernet.  If you don't like it, you can always turn it into a marinade or braising sauce. 


  1. I like the Tempranillo and the Cab just fine. I found that a little air makes them more than drinkable. I have never found them tanic. Quite the opposite in fact.

  2. Breathing does help, I concur. Often, I am too rushed at dinner time to be proactive enough to allow for proper breathing. And then the washing of the aspirateur afterwards is another step that consumes time I do not have.

    For under $5 a bottle, these are good wines.


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