La Rioja Alta, La Rioja

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1970

Pretty on the nose and amber at the edges. Orange peel, dark cherry, roses. All quite subtle. A little short and tart on the finish — 5 days ago

Paul Woolls
with Paul
LM, Jeroen and 5 others liked this

Bodegas Pedro Martínez Alesanco

Blanco 2020

John Howard

Crisp and clean with good texture. — 8 days ago

Aravind, Bob and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1994

Dark blue fruit. Intense and savory. Gnarly underbrush. Plums and salinity. Really delicious and deep — 23 days ago

Shay, Jan and 12 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

A absolute steal at $35, this Rioja is aging beautifully and I’d say 2022 is the perfect time to drink this. A light, tawny color. A nose of cranberries, cherries, leather, tobacco and what I’m calling a fresh goat cheese. The palate is perfectly balanced. Lots of intense, bright fruit with a wonderful acidity that reminds me of ouzo or lemon curd. The finish is long and smooth with some leathery and cedar notes. Nearly perfect structure. Wow. — 15 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2010

Classically styled Rioja - exactly what one should expect. Lovely plummy fruit, a little heavy on the vanilla notes for my taste. Great backbone of acidity. — 5 days ago

Pinotman, Ruud and 9 others liked this

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Cathy Corison

Simple, cherries. Hits the spot. BRG at the rooftop bar. — 8 days ago

Ray, Erik and 13 others liked this

Bodegas Contador

Benjamin Romeo 'Contador' Tempranillo 2008

Bright crimson in colour. Notes of Camphor and Sandalwood together with tarry red and black fruits. A rich flavoursome and savoury palate - medium to full bodied - a fleeting tobacco note. Firm yet silky tannins. Very polished. One of the best Tempranillos (actually 86% Tempranillo and 14% Garnacha) I’ve ever had - up there with Vega Sicilia. Shows the versatility of the Tempranillo grape and its suitability to the warm climes of Spain. One of the 1001 Wines. 98 points from Jay Miller of the Wine Advocate. — 4 days ago

Ray, Eric and 18 others liked this
Jose Lorenzo

Jose Lorenzo

Benjamin Romeo makes some amazing juice. Cheers
Bob McDonald

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I will keep an eye out for more of his wines. The Contador was brilliant.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

This is not your beach quaff rose. Everything written by the other reviewers on this site is true and more. A singular, incredibly complex wine the deserves the hype. Next bottles get several hours of slow ox. — 15 days ago

Roy WhiteheadJudy Wagonfeld
with Roy and Judy
Ely, Severn and 7 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo 2004

Blind guess was Bordeaux. Taught me a lesson about bashing American oak. — 10 days ago

Romain, Severn and 6 others liked this

Marqués de Cáceres

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

This is fine, just not close to the quality and harmony of La Rioja Alta — 12 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Martin, Eric and 10 others liked this