La Rioja Alta

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2007

Nose has oxidized pear slice, browning butter, toasted salt, candied pineapple, beeswax, toasted pistachio and dry crushed granite.

Palate has dried apricot, dried lemon peel, dehydrated green apple slices, toasted ginger, un-salted cashew, (minor) tangerine juice, (minor) vanilla oak notes, yet while showing zingy acidity and a never ending finish. Weighty and light on the palate, simultaneously.

Always one of our favorites in the RLdH lineup, the Blanco's will and can age for decades. This bottle should be close to the current release.

90% Viura / 10% Malvasía; Decanted 3 hours.

Amazing wine...I NEED to find the Gran Reserva, but need much more of this one!

A perfect wine to end cap a long weekend, Labor Day (US), or any weekend really!
— 11 days ago

Paul, Jody and 42 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2002

This wine is old enough to vote! Stunning acidity for its age, great tannin, and it’s smoky. — 6 days ago

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This is potentially in the best shape of any I’ve tasted over the last 5 years.

Bodegas Obalo

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2011

Paella coliflor y bacalao. Paps — 5 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Every time i drink this i am in awe...a rosé that causes you to think...rarely happens to me before — 4 days ago

Josh, David and 4 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2010

Punches so far above it’s weight, it’s not even funny. Unmistakably Rioja Alta. Black fruit, stewed plum, spice. So delicious right out of the bottle and even more so with an hour of air time. — 17 days ago

Tom, Shay and 18 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Lots of big cherry and red fruit on nose. A little “hot” for 13.5% alcohol wine and thought was heavy oak and it felt closed off at first but opened up nicely after 1 hour. Look forward to drinking it again tomorrow to see how it develops. Well made. — 5 days ago

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

Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Очень интенсивная ароматика: высушенная роза, вишня, черешня, клубника, малина, чуть пряностей и трав. Яркое, среднетелое. Гладкая текстура, приятная кислотность. — a month ago

Paul, Dr.Meandor and 4 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2010

Tried this 2x recently. Wow! Ruby with complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. Blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. On the palate ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky earthy notes on full tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones and cigar box spice, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 10 days ago

Alex, Joe and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Conde de Haro Brut Reserva Cava Blend 2017

Aroma includes slight nuts and fruity flavor. Citrus and lemon, fresh. Acidic. Stimulated. Elegant! Sour 2017 @800, Eva - XH, 200912-200912 — 6 days ago

Bodegas Muga

Rioja Blanco 2018

Crisp but not acidic, $12 from Berkeley wine — 8 days ago