La Rioja Alta

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

The ‘11 Ygay is drinking like a classic. It’s a big, oaky blend that’s deep ruby in color with scents of graphite and cocoa. Deep dark flavors with firm tannins and a hint of vanilla. Still has lots of legs. — 10 hours ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 1996

Fantastic. Celebrating our first night out as empty nesters, in a beautiful early fall evening. This fits the bill perfectly. — 18 days ago

Bodegas Izadi

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2017

Very young and a little tight, but showing promise. Will revisit in a few years. — 5 days ago

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Tom, Byron and 5 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2011

Needed at least an hour to open up. Wasn’t good until then. Great combination of savory flavors. — 2 days ago

Sagee, Joel and 5 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2012

2022/9. American oak gradually dissipates a bit to reveal layers of delicious red fruit - cherries, raspberries, strawberries - with spice and herbs to complement. A great, joyful traditional Rioja. — 4 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2009

The white wines from LdH are rarely boring and this example of the 2009 Gravonia is no exception. It’s always fun to see casual wine drinkers reactions. Most can’t tell if they love them or hate them. 100% Viura, this bottle poured a deep golden color. Notes of ripe melon, funky cheese, roasted nuts and damp basement on the nose. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with a somewhat waxy texture. Notes of melon, lemon, ginger gummies and nuts. Lovely acid. Finish is long. A wine with real character and substance. A wine that makes you think. — 10 days ago

Hermes, Peter and 16 others liked this
Iwan

Iwan

Perfect description for this wine
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Contemplative wines, Fer sure!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Really good. For the price, hard to beat.

Leather, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit.

Beauty.
— 11 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2003

Love this great white Rioja. Such a wonderful wine — 6 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

The wine spot. V is for Vino. Spain night twisting 9-23-22 — 4 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Slightly more intense colour , narrower garnet rim. More elegant complex and darker fruits . More intensely fruited but less roasted . Again quite mineral , medicinal even , but elegant and with more fruit extract than the Bosconia . This comes across as more tannic needing more time than the Bosconia . Deeper and fuller on the finish . Better in 5 years will last a further 5-10. Tasted 01/09/2022 — 21 days ago

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