El Coto De Rioja

El Coto de Rioja

Reserva Coto de Imaz Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Picked up in the discount section of local liquor store. What a steal! Easy to drink. Balanced tannins, smooth finish. — 22 days ago

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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Timothy Eustis
9.4

Cigarbox. Needed air. 2015, but opened up beautifully. Super Bordeaux in style. Amazing. — 2 days ago

Severn, Peter and 3 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2010

Classic Rioja. Plum, vanilla. Solid core backbone of acidity. — 2 days ago

Aravind, Paul and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Singular and serious. — 17 hours ago

Juan, Ira and 6 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

The ‘11 Ygay is drinking like a classic. It’s a big, oaky blend that’s deep ruby in color with scents of graphite and cocoa. Deep dark flavors with firm tannins and a hint of vanilla. Still has lots of legs. — 6 days ago

Severn, Ray and 10 others liked this
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I love love that hutch! Is it a wet bar?

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2011

Needed at least an hour to open up. Wasn’t good until then. Great combination of savory flavors. — 8 days ago

Sagee, Joel and 7 others liked this

Bodegas Beronia

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

NOSE: Chocolate, plum, a little chili pepper (?). Smells good but pretty restrained.

TASTE: cedar, muted berries, mustard seed, spices. Strong acidity. The chili powder/BBQ flavor comes through more. This is good but not as good as the regular Beronia (to me), which was much more dramatically flavorful and a good deal for the price. This is nice, and subtler, but not such a great deal. 91.
— 3 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2009

The white wines from LdH are rarely boring and this example of the 2009 Gravonia is no exception. It’s always fun to see casual wine drinkers reactions. Most can’t tell if they love them or hate them. 100% Viura, this bottle poured a deep golden color. Notes of ripe melon, funky cheese, roasted nuts and damp basement on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with a somewhat waxy texture. Notes of melon, lemon, ginger gummies and nuts. Lovely acid. Finish is long. A wine with real character and substance. A wine that makes you think. — 15 days ago

Hermes, Peter and 16 others liked this
Iwan

Iwan

Perfect description for this wine
Jay Kline

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@Iwan thank you 🙏🏽
Peter Sultan

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Contemplative wines, Fer sure!

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1987

WotN. Unexpected freshness and structure for such an old Tempranillo. — 17 hours ago

Juan, Ira and 7 others liked this

Bodegas Izadi

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2017

Very young and a little tight, but showing promise. Will revisit in a few years. — 10 days ago

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