Alta Maria Vineyards

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Founded by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, a student in the art of wine making. Blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacho, 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, aromas of sweet berry fruits and spice notes. On the palate cherry and ripe strawberry flavors with citrus notes, cinnamon spice. Fine smooth tannins, long finish, well balanced, ending with fruit and earthy tones. Nice value. — 4 days ago

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Negrón & Rolich

FLASH Clarete Rose Garnatxa Negra Blend

Bright and flowery Rose. Dried apricot and strawberry. — 17 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial Tempranillo Blend

Beautiful texture! Smooth tannin, just a bit hot on the finish. Fresh, tart red cherry, tobacco, tea leaf, red currant, fresh cranberry, black pepper. — 2 days ago

Timbre Winery

Lead Vocals Pinot Noir 2016

Very good. Just off nutty. — 11 days ago

Bob, Severn and 14 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Vintage 2010 | Not everyone’s friend, a style in it’s own - acquired taste. Very brownish red colour. Expressive smell, overripe pear, starting with high bitters. Old wood, mocca. Beautiful expression and balance, dinnerwine. Great effort. — 7 days ago

Ericsson, Daniel P. and 16 others liked this
Peter Sultan

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Acquired taste, hard to acquire wine!- well done, @Peter van den Besselaar! This used to sell only a few years ago for 25/30$, now it’s close to a 100$, if you can find it in the NY area. Love that wine…
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Peter Sultan this is the joy of share fun at a wine tasting society! @Severn Goodwin @Eric Hoepelman
Andrew Schirmer

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I love this wine, very unique but also pleasurable. I’ve served it to neophytes who love it as well. We are lucky to get a small allocation for around $35/bottle.

Celler Piñol

Raig de Raïm Terra Alta Red Blend 2017

WOM 5-31. Very nicely balanced. Probably should rate higher! — 3 days ago

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Had it in 2021 and it was big bodied with nice dark berry nose with a smooth finish. Texture was balanced and the wine is very nice. — 2 days ago

Qupé

Bien Nacido Hillside Estate Syrah 2011

From magnum. 1st day was all about high toned red fruit, herb, secondary characteristics. Now the plum and berry are emerging on day 2 and I’m enjoying it much more. Has more life in it. 13% alcohol. Vinous 92. — 7 days ago

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Jason and Jennie

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@Scott Rose my first one. Definitely will look out for more.
Scott Rose

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@Jason and Jennie Qupé founder Bob Lundquist sold the winery in 2018 and is doing his thing now under the Verdad & Lindquist Family Wines name in the same area. Haven’t had any of the recent Qupé wines and only 4-5 of Bob’s newer wines since the sale.
Scott Rose

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@ Jason and Jennie If you liked that Qupé Syrah, I’d check out Ojai Vineyards Syrahs for more Syrah goodness.

Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

N:Unripe apricots, lemon zest, Chamomile, pears, sea shells, meringue,
P:Boston cream donuts, Honeydew.. very ripe, Nice acidity on the finish.
A marvel. R.I.P. Jim Clendenen.
There’s a Granny Smith like cling to the finish.
— 17 days ago

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Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2019

So good! With briny oysters. — 6 days ago

Byron, Ericsson and 5 others liked this
Eric Urbani

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@Jeff Christner great producer! Try their other lineup if you haven’t already. Amazing QPR