The Very Best Tempranillo Wines from California

ONX 2015 Indie Tempranillo (Templeton Gap District)

California Tempranillo Templeton Gap District, US

89

points

Felten Cellars 2013 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

85

points

Artesa 2014 Tempranillo (Alexander Valley)

California Tempranillo Alexander Valley, US

92

points

Sheldon 2016 Springloaded Monkey Paw Luc's Vineyard Tempranillo (Sonoma County)

California Tempranillo Sonoma County, US

94

points

Michael Gill Cellars 2012 Tantrum Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

92

points

Quinta Cruz 2012 Pierce Ranch Tempranillo (San Antonio Valley)

California Tempranillo San Antonio Valley, US

92

points

Longoria 2008 Clover Creek Vineyard Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

84

points

Martin & Weyrich 2005 Flamenco Rojo Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

82

points

Jarvis 2011 Estate Grown Cave Fermented Tempranillo (Napa Valley)

California Tempranillo Napa Valley, US

92

points

Core Winery 2008 Reserve Tempranillo (Santa Barbara)

California Tempranillo Santa Barbara, US

90

points

Bella Luna 2008 Tempestuous Tempranillo (San Benito County)

California Tempranillo San Benito County, US

87

points

Cinnabar 2012 Burbank Vineyard Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

91

points

Di Arie 2011 Estate Grown & Bottled Tempranillo (El Dorado)

California Tempranillo El Dorado, US

92

points

Matchbook 2013 Estate Bottled Rosé of Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)

California Tempranillo Dunnigan Hills, US

84

points

Fenestra 2011 Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

89

points

Bodega de Edgar 2010 B de E Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

84

points

Bodegas Paso Robles 2007 Viva Tu! Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

87

points

Madrigal 2009 Tempranillo (Calistoga)

California Tempranillo Calistoga, US

85

points

Clayhouse 2009 Red Cedar Vineyard Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

85

points

Hearst Ranch 2013 Chileno Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

89

points

Miraflores 2009 Estate Tempranillo (El Dorado)

California Tempranillo El Dorado, US

90

points

Robert Renzoni 2014 Tempranillo (Temecula Valley)

California Tempranillo Temecula Valley, US

91

points

Alma Sol 2012 Almazan Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

86

points

Croma Vera 2015 Joven Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

87

points

Longoria 2010 Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

88

points

Albeno Munari 2007 Tempranillo (Calaveras County)

California Tempranillo Calaveras County, US

88

points

Las Positas 2011 Estate Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

88

points

Bodega de Edgar 2014 Laetitia Vineyard Tempranillo (Arroyo Grande Valley)

California Tempranillo Arroyo Grande Valley, US

93

points

Six Sigma Ranch 2009 Reserve Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

91

points

Steiner Family Vineyards 2012 Temper Tantrum Tempranillo (Fair Play)

California Tempranillo Fair Play, US

89

points

Bodegas M 2011 Tinto de Paso Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

85

points

Phillips Hill 2013 Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

86

points

Hart 2015 Hart Family Vineyard Limited Release Tempranillo (Temecula Valley)

California Tempranillo Temecula Valley, US

90

points

Matchbook 2007 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)

California Tempranillo Dunnigan Hills, US

84

points

Artesa 2012 Limited Release Tempranillo (Alexander Valley)

California Tempranillo Alexander Valley, US

90

points

Corner 103 2013 Tempranillo (Alexander Valley)

California Tempranillo Alexander Valley, US

87

points

Madrigal 2008 Tempranillo (Napa Valley)

California Tempranillo Napa Valley, US

84

points

Jarvis 2010 Estate Grown Cave Fermented Tempranillo (Napa Valley)

California Tempranillo Napa Valley, US

90

points

Duende 2006 Lewis Vineyard Tempranillo (Clements Hills)

California Tempranillo Clements Hills, US

84

points

Bokisch 2010 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

93

points

Six Sigma Ranch 2012 Christian's Reserve Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

93

points

Allegorie 2012 Tempranillo (Calaveras County)

California Tempranillo Calaveras County, US

92

points

Straight Line 2013 Tempranillo (California)

California Tempranillo California, US

91

points

Barreto 2004 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

82

points

Hovey 2009 Rolleri Cuvee Tempranillo (Calaveras County)

California Tempranillo Calaveras County, US

90

points

Straight Line 2011 Tempranillo (California)

California Tempranillo California, US

89

points

Hoyt Family Vineyards 2010 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

89

points

Urban Legend 2011 Holland Landing Vineyard Tempranillo (Clarksburg)

California Tempranillo Clarksburg, US

87

points

Gundlach Bundschu 2007 Estate Vineyard Tempranillo (Sonoma Valley)

California Tempranillo Sonoma Valley, US

86

points

McCay Cellars 2013 Lot 13 Vineyard Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

87

points

Winery by the Creek 2012 Helwig Vineyard Reserve Tempranillo (Shenandoah Valley (CA))

California Tempranillo Shenandoah Valley (CA), US

83

points

Marimar Estate 2013 Don Miguel Vineyard Tempranillo (Russian River Valley)

California Tempranillo Russian River Valley, US

86

points

Irwin Family Vineyards 2012 Piedra Roja Block 22 Tempranillo (Sierra Foothills)

California Tempranillo Sierra Foothills, US

91

points

Vino Vargas 2011 Toro Tinto Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

84

points

Yorba 2007 Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

87

points

Robert Renzoni 2013 Tempranillo (Temecula Valley)

California Tempranillo Temecula Valley, US

86

points

Curran 2012 Tempranillo (Santa Barbara County)

California Tempranillo Santa Barbara County, US

92

points

Fenestra 2009 Silvaspoons Vineyard Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

87

points

Quinta Cruz 2013 Pierce Ranch Tempranillo (San Antonio Valley)

California Tempranillo San Antonio Valley, US

89

points

En Garde 2012 Tempranillo (El Dorado)

California Tempranillo El Dorado, US

90

points

La Montagne 2011 Bella Collina Vineyard Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

82

points

Hovey 2012 Rolleri Cuvée Tempranillo (Calaveras County)

California Tempranillo Calaveras County, US

91

points

Villa Toscano 2009 Tempranillo (Shenandoah Valley (CA))

California Tempranillo Shenandoah Valley (CA), US

85

points

Fenestra 2009 Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

86

points

EOS 2008 Reserve Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

87

points

Wise Villa 2013 Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled Tempranillo (Placer County)

California Tempranillo Placer County, US

88

points

Jarvis 2013 Estate Grown Cave Fermented Tempranillo (Napa Valley)

California Tempranillo Napa Valley, US

94

points

Yorba 2008 Shake Ridge Vineyards Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

87

points

Bokisch 2008 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

91

points

Longoria 2007 Clover Creek Vineyard Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

93

points

Las Positas 2012 Estate Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

86

points

Lee Family Farm 2012 Tempranillo (Arroyo Seco)

California Tempranillo Arroyo Seco, US

89

points

Barton 2012 E Street Tempranillo (Paso Robles Willow Creek District)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles Willow Creek District, US

92

points

En Garde 2011 Tempranillo (El Dorado)

California Tempranillo El Dorado, US

89

points

Madrigal 2012 Estate Tempranillo (Calistoga)

California Tempranillo Calistoga, US

88

points

Straight Line 2012 Tempranillo (California)

California Tempranillo California, US

90

points

Uphill Vineyards 2010 Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

88

points

Shannon Ridge 2012 Morine Ranch Tempranillo (High Valley)

California Tempranillo High Valley, US

92

points

Clos du Bois 2005 Sonoma Reserve Tempranillo (Alexander Valley)

California Tempranillo Alexander Valley, US

88

points

Yorba 2007 Shake Ridge Vineyards Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

90

points

Duarte Georgetown 2008 Georgetown Divide Mountain Estate Tempranillo (El Dorado)

California Tempranillo El Dorado, US

89

points

Peirano 2008 Heritage Collection Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

83

points

Six Sigma Ranch 2013 Christian's Reserve Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

92

points

Boeger 2012 Tempranillo (El Dorado)

California Tempranillo El Dorado, US

85

points

Verdad 2014 Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Tempranillo (Edna Valley)

California Tempranillo Edna Valley, US

90

points

Peirano 2012 The Heritage Collection Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

89

points

Turkovich 2014 Tempranillo (Yolo County)

California Tempranillo Yolo County, US

90

points

Matchbook 2011 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)

California Tempranillo Dunnigan Hills, US

90

points

Fenestra 2010 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

90

points

Baiocchi Wines 2011 Grumps' Vineyard Tempranillo (Fair Play)

California Tempranillo Fair Play, US

93

points

Fenestra 2008 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

85

points

Matchbook 2006 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)

California Tempranillo Dunnigan Hills, US

86

points

Solitary Cellars 2013 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

85

points

A Cellar Full of Noise 2006 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

84

points

Odisea 2008 Tres Tintos Tempranillo (Clements Hills)

California Tempranillo Clements Hills, US

85

points

Fields Family 2011 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

90

points

Spann Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

91

points

Opolo 2010 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

82

points

Castoro Cellars 2013 Whale Rock Vineyard Reserve Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

88

points

Mariposa 2014 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

87

points

Kenneth Volk 2005 Starr Ranch Vineyard Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

82

points

Straight Line 2010 Tempranillo (California)

California Tempranillo California, US

89

points

Longoria 2009 Clover Creek Vineyard Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

87

points

Steiner Family Vineyards 2013 Temper Tantrum Tempranillo (Fair Play)

California Tempranillo Fair Play, US

86

points

Artesa 2013 Limited Release Tempranillo (Alexander Valley)

California Tempranillo Alexander Valley, US

86

points

Pulchella 2013 Watchdog Bella Collina Vineyard Tempranillo (Adelaida District)

California Tempranillo Adelaida District, US

88

points

St. Amant 2007 The Road Less Travelled Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

87

points

Fenestra 2008 Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

87

points

Mt. Konocti Winery 2009 Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

87

points

Longoria 2014 Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

89

points

Wild Coyote 2012 Blackfoot Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

82

points

Wise Villa 2011 Tempranillo (Sierra Foothills)

California Tempranillo Sierra Foothills, US

80

points

Riaza 2011 Firefall Vineyard Tempranillo (El Dorado County)

California Tempranillo El Dorado County, US

82

points

Maisonry 2008 Stagecoach Vineyard Tempranillo (Napa Valley)

California Tempranillo Napa Valley, US

88

points

Curran 2006 Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

88

points

Casa de Arcilla 2010 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

83

points

Chateau Lettau 2010 Bella Collina Vineyard Stiletto Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

85

points

Longevity 2012 Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

89

points

Epoch Estate Wines 2011 Paderewski Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

90

points

Barreto 2004 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

86

points

Peirano 2012 The Heritage Collection Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

86

points

Six Sigma Ranch 2010 Christian's Reserve Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

90

points

Cinnabar 2010 Lewis Vineyard Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

84

points

Rexford 2014 Meador Estate Vineyard Tempranillo (Arroyo Seco)

California Tempranillo Arroyo Seco, US

92

points

Longoria 2011 Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

87

points

Occasio 2010 Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

89

points

The Winery SF 2014 Tempranillo (North Coast)

California Tempranillo North Coast, US

90

points

Fenestra 2011 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

87

points

Grace + Vine 2015 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

92

points

Miraflores 2013 Tempranillo (El Dorado)

California Tempranillo El Dorado, US

93

points

Renwood 2014 Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

93

points

Uphill Vineyards 2013 Estate Grown Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

91

points

Las Positas 2014 Estate Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

89

points

Charles B. Mitchell 2015 Reserve Tempranillo (Fair Play)

California Tempranillo Fair Play, US

91

points

Alara 2015 Tempranillo (Central Coast)

California Tempranillo Central Coast, US

90

points

Las Positas 2013 Estate Tempranillo (Livermore Valley)

California Tempranillo Livermore Valley, US

92

points

Bodega de Edgar 2014 Gran Reserva Laetitia Vineyard Tempranillo (Central Coast)

California Tempranillo Central Coast, US

92

points

Labyrinth 2014 Martian Ranch Vineyard Tempranillo (Santa Barbara County)

California Tempranillo Santa Barbara County, US

88

points

Scaredy Cat Ranch 2014 Tempranillo (Ramona Valley)

California Tempranillo Ramona Valley, US

88

points

Alara 2016 Tempranillo (San Benito County)

California Tempranillo San Benito County, US

91

points

Jarvis 2014 Estate Grown Cave Fermented Tempranillo (Napa Valley)

California Tempranillo Napa Valley, US

92

points

Viaggio 2014 Outta the House! Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

82

points

Bodega de Edgar 2014 Laetitia Vineyard Tempranillo (Arroyo Grande Valley)

California Tempranillo Arroyo Grande Valley, US

91

points

Matchbook 2014 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)

California Tempranillo Dunnigan Hills, US

86

points

Shannon 2014 Home Ranch Reserve Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

91

points

Septentrio 2014 Tempranillo (Lake County)

California Tempranillo Lake County, US

89

points

Fenestra 2012 Tempranillo (Lodi)

California Tempranillo Lodi, US

83

points

Longoria 2014 Tempranillo (Santa Ynez Valley)

California Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley, US

89

points

Charles B. Mitchell 2014 Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

86

points

Robert Renzoni 2015 Tempranillo (Temecula Valley)

California Tempranillo Temecula Valley, US

90

points

Marimar Estate 2015 Don Miguel Vineyard Unfiltered Estate Grown & Bottled Tempranillo (Russian River Valley)

California Tempranillo Russian River Valley, US

90

points

Croma Vera 2016 Maduro Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

91

points

Urban Legend 2014 Holland Landing Vineyard Tempranillo (Clarksburg)

California Tempranillo Clarksburg, US

85

points

Shenandoah Vineyards 2014 ReZerve Tempranillo (Amador County)

California Tempranillo Amador County, US

83

points

Caliza 2014 Sympatico Tempranillo (Paso Robles Willow Creek District)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles Willow Creek District, US

92

points

Matchbook 2013 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)

California Tempranillo Dunnigan Hills, US

88

points

Rabble 2016 Mossfire Ranch Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

88

points

Hoyt Family Vineyards 2012 Tempranillo (Paso Robles)

California Tempranillo Paso Robles, US

90

points