Carlos Serres Tempranillo Review

Watch our 60 second Carlos Serres Tempranillo review, and then read our full tasting notes, pairing suggestions, and more.

carlos serres tempranillo review

Carlos Serres is a family owned and operated producer of wine in Haro, Rioja, who have been making wine since 1896. This wine comes from old vines (50+ year old), and is technically a Rioja. However, the wine is a younger, fresher style of Rioja, made from 100% Tempranillo, and is labeled as “Tempranillo Old Vines,” so we will be referring to it as the Carlos Serres Tempranillo!

There are lots of red cherry and raspberry fruit flavors coming out of the glass with this wine. The wine is light bodied, and juicy with red fruit flavors. Additionally, there are notes of spice and vanilla on the finish that come from the short oak aging that the wine receives. This is a low alcohol wine – just 13% – with a nice amount of acidity to balance the wine.

Carlos Serres makes a lot of great values, and this wine is no different. It’s normally priced about $10-12, and represents a really nice value for a young Rioja wine. If you like this wine, try a Rioja Crianza or Reserva for a wine with more age on it, and a bit more character. Try a bottle for yourself, and see what you think!


carlos serres tempranillo food pairing suggestions

The Carlos Serres Tempranillo is a great red to enjoy with your favorite grilled beef or pork. Pair this wine with a big juicy burger, or try one of these recipes!

Rioja-style Pork Chops – make this recipe using 1 cup of the Carlos Serres Tempranillo, and enjoy the rest of the bottle with the pork chops!

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja – this shredded beef with veggies would be great with the juicy red fruit flavors from the Carlos Serres!

Strip Steak with Red Wine Compound Butter – a grilled steak with a richly flavored compound butter is super yummy – and great with this wine!


more information

Carlos Serres – information about the wine and the estate from the producer!

Winesellers – easy to understand information about the wine from the American importer.

Thanks for reading our Carlos Serres Tempranillo review – we hope you are intrigued and stop by to pick up the wine. See you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats, and leave us a comment if you have any questions!

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