A Party Temprañillo

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Gallo Family Wines

I’ve had Martin Codax wines before. In fact, I used to frequently purchase the Albariño, finding it to be a good deal for what you got in the bottle. The same can be said for the Temprañillo, especially at the $10 price tag I see if for online. It’s reliable, pleasing, and a great bargain mid-week wine or for a party if you’re looking to find something that your guests will enjoy for a reasonable price point. The 2006 Martin Codax Ergo Tempranillo had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and went well with our beef stroganoff.

On the nose I found spice, oak, cedar, black fruit, black cherry, and plum.  In the mouth I found more black cherry and plum, spice, cedar, and some black pepper notes. This wine is fruit driven, with the other notes being secondary to the dominating black fruits. It has mild tannins on the finish making it easy to drink and enjoy alone or with a good burger.





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  2. Enjoyed reading your blog about this reasonably priced Tempranillo. Wines from Spain don’t get the praise they deserve. At WineGuideline.com, we just featured a white rioja at La Tasca in D.C.’s Chinatown. Take a look: http://www.wineguideline.com/wines/featured/20under20

  3. Apologies, here’s the correct link for the white rioja at La Tasca in D.C.’s Chinatown:

  4. Interesting post. Thanks, will check that bottle out as haven’t already!

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  5. Bom dia caro,

    eu já visito o seu blog à bastante tempo e decidi fazer-lhe um pedido. Que coloca-se o meu link no seu blog. Acho interessante a maneira como escreve…

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