Bodegas Lopez Mercier

Scar of the Sea

Lopez Vineyard Zinfandel 2020

Ripe raspberries and cherries in the nose, beautiful vibrant acid across the full palate. Red apple skins, pomegranate and vanilla on the palate. Yummy! Yay, it’s not a CA zin fruit bomb! — 12 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Let’s just say that this is not your average pink blush, this very unique Rosé from the grand master of Rioja, R Lopez de Heredia, is absolutely outstanding. An admirable wine with a meditative aura. Perhaps the best (non-Champagne) Rosé that I’ve encountered.
The 2010 (!) vintage was aged for 4 years in old American oak and 7 years in bottle. Despite its age the fruit profile is shining with a very intense profile of dried strawberries, orange zest, toffee, fennel seeds, before revealing its mature side with an elegant portion of potting soil, tobacco and a slight minty volatile lift.
Extraordinary concentration on the palate, full bodied and well built with a creamy toffee like mid palate. But there is nerve and tension in the center with a slight grip that brings balance and nuance across a complex evolving finish
— a month ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

The wines from Maria Lopez de Heredia are Riojan by the instruction manual and are also completely saturated with the soul of a little fire cracker of a woman so lovable I just want to be friends with her. Can we be friends?

My 2006 is a blend of elegantly restrained moderately extracted Tempranillo, Garnacha, and treated oak - flavors and aromas you can start to connect across the LDH portfolio.

Cherries and dried strawberries, a bed of mint and basil. On the palette, a drawback from fruit to high acid mineral salts. Then into darker cherries, prune, rosemary, mint, and saddle leather. Bravo.
— 5 months ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Another classic example of this entry-level wine in the portfolio of Lopez de Heredia, the 2011 Viña Cubillo is a commendable, traditional Rioja - even if it is not quite at the level of the superb 2010 that punched way above its price point.

Featuring an overwhelmingly vanilla-led nose (a little too sweet, perhaps), the palate follows up with the savoury profile so characteristic of the LdH reds, a medley of dried cherry, cranberry, and orange bitters. The tannins are very supple here - barely perceptible - and the acidity is quite low, so this is a wine that drinks very well now and may not develop much further in bottle.

Overall, splendid.
— a month ago

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C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Monopole Rioja Blanco Seco Viura 2016

Completely obsessed with this. Has that waxy and honeyed lemon of old Lopez. Fresh burst of citrus spritz. Then slapped with that salinity of the manzanilla. So damn good. — 4 months ago

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Dominio del Aguila

Pícaro del Águila Clarete Tempranillo Blend 2017

Lopez de Heredia rose lovers alert: a sumptuous, big complex nose of rose hips & sour melon, sherry like: mouth filling palate of dried white peach, white flowers, & cotton wool- but more like oxidized Chenin. Clarete the style, not the varietal here; lovely texture too & a vibrant life saver orange/red. Red & white blend. What a wine. Paired with gazpacho with my wine geek/ professional friends, who were so generous in bringing this to dinner. — a month ago

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Hacienda Lopez de Haro (Bodega Classica)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

A un buen vino, le doy buena nota porque me gustó y además no me produjo alergia q me suele pasar con los tintos regulares. — 2 months ago

François Mercier

Bonne Neige Brouilly Gamay

Light, fruity but with some complexity and depth. Would get again; from Farm & Coast, aka Gary — 3 months ago

Marqués de Murrieta

Capellanía Blanco Rioja Viura 2015

Very unique. Like a clunky Lopez blanc — 5 months ago