La Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja

Bodegas Ostatu

Rioja Alavesa Rosado Tempranillo Rosé Blend 2021

Strawberries, a little peach and minerals on the nose, all the ripe strawberry flavors with tons of minerality. — 19 hours ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

with Chichi at el Xiringo. Balanced full-bodied Rioja (which tasted so much better than the exact same one we had back in HK). Red fruits with some oakiness (and some leathery notes too?). Paired with white tuna salad, grilled octopus and seafood paella for dinner. — 3 days ago

Ira, Ray and 5 others liked this

Bodegas Luis Cañas

Reserva Selección de Familia Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Rich, flavorful, and a great pairing with chuleton. Started a little sour, but smoothed to a fruity start and a strong finish. — 20 days ago

Señorío de Villarrica

Delicia de Baco Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Two years since the last one and it’s a little more in balance. Good QPR. Nice Sunday wine. — 12 days ago

Tom, Eddie and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Another great vintage of a wonderfully consistent Rioja. Made from fruit of vines that average 40 years old. Lots of aging in advance of this wine’s release. (And it’s considered a Crianza?) Aromas of blackberry, leather and dried rose petals. Blackberry and Black cherry on the pallet with a hint of orange peel. Hint of wood smoke on the finish. Dusty tannins and nicely balanced acidity. Solid QPR. — 4 days ago

Paul, Bob and 2 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

DAY 1
Served with the Vinlog System
👃Pretty pinot cherry flavors + cloves
👅The fruit is more dark. Earthy + tar. Midpalate is slightly thin. Some tannins that need time for resolution

Remaining wine was Slow Decanted in my fridge

DAY 11
👅Tannins are less than Day 1 but still noticeable. Purple fruit, earth & tar. Finishes nicely with fruit and licorice

I enjoyed this both days. Elegant and pretty but needs time to express itself and soften the tannins a bit. But I like it now and I love it’s potential🍷

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— 12 days ago

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Baron de Ley

Blanco Reserva Tres Viñas Rioja Viura Blend 2018

Jan A
9.4

Always a pleasure. I like the spice, the body it has and the acidity that adds to the complexity and freshness. — 9 days ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Jan A , Great descriptor. Love well done Viura.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2011

Classic example of an aged Spanish rose with a hint of oxidation. Extremely dry, with definite savory rather than fruity notes. Orange color notes… watermelon/rhubarb notes and a long, nearly tart/bitter finish. Better as it warms…. — 6 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

We’ve tasted – and adore – several different wines from the family-run Bodegas López de Heredia. We can now add this one to the list!

It’s a 2012 Rioja Crianza made from the Viura grape (100%) hailing from organically-farmed estate vineyards in the La Rioja region of Rioja DOCa, Spain.

The “Crianza” designation means this white wine spent at least 6 months aging on oak, however, this wine far exceeds the minimum as it was aged for 4 years in oak barrels before release.

It’s absolutely delicious! It has a deep golden hue with rich, well-developed notes of dried apricot, peach cobbler, beeswax, dill, vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch. It is dry, has medium alcohol, and has medium acidity to balance the confectionary aromas and flavors.

It is intensely fragrant and complex, making it an excellent solo sipper. It could also pair with savory, grilled or roasted fish or a flavorful stew like seafood paella.

Bodegas R. López de Heredia, Viña Gravonia, Rioja Crianza (2012), 12.5% ABV.
— 16 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

@Vanessa they’re lovely with anything featuring garlic lol. The Tondonia white is my sentimental favorite…
Brent Young

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@Vanessa Love these💕
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Brent Young Ditto! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 So delicious!