La Rioja Alta

Bodegas Muga

Rioja Viura Malvasia 2020

Oak aged but not clumsily, so clean & sharp. Presents like a Macon with some zip. Muga brings such value. — 6 days ago

Severn, Ira and 6 others liked this
Vin D’Ottawa

Vin D’Ottawa

I find there’s huge value from Rioja generally.

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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from some of CVNE's best vineyards in the Rioja Alta (85% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), aged in both French and American oak for 24 months. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with licorice, vanilla, tobacco & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, wonderful balance, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Very nice! Tried several bottles! — 11 days ago

Alex, Juan and 3 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2009

Oxidative, candied lemon, dried flowers, almond skin, tangerine and pear, salty and mineral. Spectacular with 30 month comté! 😍 — a month ago

Ely, Ben and 9 others liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Viña Albina Reserva Cenicero Tempranillo Blend 1964

A wonderful bottle. Gorgeous deep plum fruit, black cherry, damson, bloodiness, violet. Some secondary notes of leather. Inky. Astonishingly fresh for a wine over 50 years. Dark and rich in color. Crystalline. An exceptional bottle. — 20 days ago

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Severn, Josh and 12 others liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1995

This was a thing of beauty. After an hour decant, it was singing! Balance of primary, secondary and tertiary flavours. Delicious. — 23 days ago

Bodegas Tobia

Selección Rioja Tempranillo 2017

¡La gloria del vino y su cordero! — 5 days ago

Bodegas Faustino

Faustino V Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Really delightful throughout but the most expressive on Day 2. The wine pours a deep ruby color with medium viscosity and no signs of sediment. On the nose, medium intensity with bright, fresh black and red cherries, potpourri, blood orange and spices. On the palate, confirm the fresh cherries, raspberries, fresh dill, dry earth, minerals, and spices. Medium body. Medium tannin. Medium+ acid. The finish lasts for well over a minute and its immensely satisfying. Great on its own and fabulous with food too. A contender for value of the year at sub-$14 USD. — 5 days ago

Carter, Andrew and 9 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Rob N

This wine is unbeatable for the price ($34.99). Some nice bottle age and secondary characteristics, yet acidity remains. Cheers. — 3 days ago

Boris, Rob and 4 others liked this

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Definitely nice bottle and producer. I haven't tried 2012 yet and now that you reminded me about existence of this wine, I feel the need to taste it 🍷

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

This feels big and international for Rioja. Purple plums, black cherries, a hint of plum/apricot kernel and some sweet cocoa. None of the transparency of the more traditional producers like LdH or La Rioja Alta. Dense, tannins a bit chalky. Time won’t hurt. — 14 days ago

Tom, Ira and 22 others liked this

Marqués de Riscal

Arienzo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Brillo: Alto
Ausencia de Sedimentos
Color: Rubí con tonos Miel
Intensidad: Medio Alta
Viscosidad: Media Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Corta con Tonalidades Paja

Intensidad: Media
Frutos Jóvenes
Frutos Rojos (Fresa, Frutillas)
Flores: Silvestres Frescas
Especies: Ligera Pimienta
Suelo de Matriz Mineral
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Coco

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

Notas: Jovial, Moderno, muy Agradable a Paladar. Frutal y Versátil, un comodín para acompañar muchos momentos.
— 6 days ago