Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo is bold, structured, and big. It's one of Spain's major grapes, and it's the predominant grape in the Rioja wine region, known for some of the best Spanish wines. If you have a bottle of wine labeled Rioja, you know you're drinking wine made from Tempranillo grapes.
In addition to cherry and dark fruit flavors, you'll also get some notes of tobacco and spice. If you're eating a hearty meal like steak or barbecue, Tempranillo is a perfect match.