La Rioja, Spain

Finca Manzanos

Voché Rioja Selección Graciano 2014

Quite unique, 100% Graciano. Deep dark red in color. Aromas of dried spearmint, muddled black fruit, smoked meats, leather, tar. Nice full, round mouth feel. More wood characteristics are present on the palate, still a hint of newish oak, with dried blackberries. 14.5 ABV, medium plus acidity, medium plus grainy tannins. Finish is long. Quite excellent. Research suggests that Graciano as a single varietal is quite rare, and this producer has a interesting story to tell.

92+ points
— 4 days ago

Eric, David and 4 others liked this

Bodega 202

Ansa Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Medium to deep ruby; medium intensity aromas of red and black fruit, red plum, sweet and sour plum sauce, vanilla, cedar; dry, medium acid, high rough tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; wine really blooms as it opens up, very classic example of a young Rioja — 18 days ago

Mike, Severn and 3 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Lovely nose with vanilla and mocha. Young fruit jumps from the glass with every sip. Round in the mouth with nice acid. Still young. — 13 days ago

Dick, Ivor and 5 others liked this
Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

Lovely indeed 👌🍷

Marqués de Murrieta

Finca Ygay Limited Edition Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

I think this is a very good vintage. Deep purple color. Wood and raisin on the nose. On the pallet it is very round with smoothed out tannings, and prevalent red fruit. Adequate finish. The wine is at its peak imho. Cheers. — 17 days ago

Andrew, Daniel and 14 others liked this

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

Ely, Andrew and 9 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. — 6 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…
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@Peter Sultan this is the joy of share fun at a wine tasting society! @Severn Goodwin @Eric Hoepelman
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

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.

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Rioja Garnacha Rosado 2019

Vintage 2019 | Light Mahony colour, pear, spices, juicy, good acidity — 6 days ago

Ericsson, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Just love this wine, just gets better and better. Deep Ruby with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, light spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice long finish with earthy and leathery notes. Delicious! Still has room to age. — 11 days ago

Daniel P., Juan and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Textbook Rioja. Very approachable with a inky purple color; black cherry, dried leaves, cedar on the nose. Some blackberry and sour cherry on the fore pallet followed by wet gravel and woodsmoke. Bold and dry for sure with medium plus acidity and alcohol. Tannings are edgy and the finish is adequate. Again a classic Rioja wine. — 11 days ago

Aravind, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Viña Ijalba

Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Inspección:
Claro y Brillante
Presencia de Sedimentos
Color: Rubí Vivaz con insinuación Picota
Intensidad: Media Alta
Viscosidad: Media
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Media sin segunda tonalidad

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media Alta
Frutas Frescas
Frutos Rojos (Fresa, Cereza)
Flores: Vainilla y Alcanfor
Especies: Pimienta
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Miel

Gusto:
Semi Dulce
Cuerpo: Medio
Acidez: Baja
Alcohol: Bajo
Taninos: Bajo
Complejidad: Media Baja
Final: Corto
Equilibrado

Notas: Un vino sutil, refrescante, ligero, frutal. Extremadamente moderno. Excelente equilibrio.
— a day ago