La Bodega

Bodega Azpillaga Urarte

Rioja Vina El Pago 2017

Really nice. On first few sips it reminded me of a spicy, more tannic Beaujolais, but with air developed much more tobacco, cedar box, some dust, dried cherries, and a big bunch of herbs. Need to drink more of this. — 6 days ago

Jason liked this

Hacienda Lopez de Haro (Bodega Classica)

Rioja Viura 2017

Great rioja, good with pasta and red sauce. Nice hint of dryness but not too dry. — 10 days ago

Pulenta Estate

Bodega La Flor Malbec 2019

Not sure where it was purchased or the price — 8 days ago

Bodega Alboloduy

Cristina Calvache C3 Merlot Blend

Vino fresco y a la vez potente. Sabor fuerte tanto a fruta como a madera — 3 days ago

Bodega Benegas

Estate Libertad Vineyards Syrah 2015

First Syrah Argentina ... the color is typical of the grape variety, dense purple. Nose of small black fruits (blueberry, blackcurrant), violet and sweet spices. On the palate: the attack is fresh and greedy, medium body nourished by aromas of aging inevitably evoking the Rhône-Nord. The finish is rather straightforward, 2015 is balanced now !

Première Syrah Argentine... la robe est typique du cépages, violine dense. Nez sur les petits fruits noirs (myrtille, cassis) violette et épices douce. En bouche: l’attaque est fraîche et gourmande, corpulence moyenne nourri d’arômes d’élevages évoquant immanquablement le Rhône-Nord. La finale est plutôt franche, 2015 est équilibré et prêt à boire
— 6 days ago

Daniel, Tom and 16 others liked this

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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Striking a balance between traditional and modern Rioja, the Imperial Reserva is often the most compelling wine in the CVNE lineup; at least to my palate and this bottle is a perfect example as to why. Tasted double-blind, the bouquet is perfumed and very pretty with bright, delicious cherries, tobacco, dill and green olive. On the palate, the dark cherry fruit is generous and silky with sweet and savory spices. Wonderful texture. Sturdy structure. Deftly representing the best of both worlds, this is a serious wine that happens to be a crowd pleaser as well. I called this 2014 Rioja Reserva (Viña Ardanza if anyone cares). Wasn’t far off! — 10 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 20 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2006

Oxidative,rich, silky and opulent, with fresh acidic lift at the end. Love it as it ages, still getting better and better with more complexity and depth. I think this would pair excellent now with earthy dishes with mushrooms and truffels. — 6 days ago

Peter, pascal and 6 others liked this

Bodega Abel Mendoza

Seleccion Personal Rioja Tempranillo 2000

With Raf enjoying a carpaccio and a good wine — 13 days ago

pascal, Peter and 1 other liked this


Plot Rioja Tempranillo 2007

Bodega urbina plot 2007 — 7 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos de la Marquesa

Valserrano Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

A study of Spain - both textbook and experiential 🤓☺️ I mean, wine not?

As a ‘Gran Reserva’ red wine in Spain, made with Tempranillo and Graciano grapes, this wine must be aged for a minimum of 18 months in oak and 60 months total before release. There are even more stringent requirements in Rioja.
This producer aged this wine for 2 years in American and French oak casks followed by at least 3 years in the bodega’s cellar. Thanks to this, I am experiencing lots of deliciously toasty, cedar, vanilla, and baking-spice notes on the nose and palate. This is a full-bodied wine with good structure and pronounced blackberry, black cherry, and cassis aromas.
Valserrano, Rioja, Gran Reserva. Vintage 2011. ABV 14.5%.
— 9 days ago

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