La Rioja Alta, La Rioja

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Founded by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, a student in the art of wine making. Blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacho, 10% Mazuelo and Graciano, aromas of sweet berry fruits and spice notes. On the palate cherry and ripe strawberry flavors with citrus notes, cinnamon spice. Fine smooth tannins, long finish, well balanced, ending with fruit and earthy tones. Nice value. — 6 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Lovely nose with vanilla and mocha. Young fruit jumps from the glass with every sip. Round in the mouth with nice acid. Still young. — 15 days ago

Dick, Ivor and 5 others liked this
Dick Schinkel

Dick Schinkel

Lovely indeed 👌🍷

Finca Manzanos

Voché Rioja Selección Graciano 2014

Quite unique, 100% Graciano. Deep dark red in color. Aromas of dried spearmint, muddled black fruit, smoked meats, leather, tar. Nice full, round mouth feel. More wood characteristics are present on the palate, still a hint of newish oak, with dried blackberries. 14.5 ABV, medium plus acidity, medium plus grainy tannins. Finish is long. Quite excellent. Research suggests that Graciano as a single varietal is quite rare, and this producer has a interesting story to tell.

92+ points
— 7 days ago

Eric, David and 4 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Vintage 2010 | Not everyone’s friend, a style in it’s own - acquired taste. Very brownish red colour. Expressive smell, overripe pear, starting with high bitters. Old wood, mocca. Beautiful expression and balance, dinnerwine. Great effort. — 9 days ago

Ericsson, Daniel P. and 16 others liked this
Peter Sultan

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Acquired taste, hard to acquire wine!- well done, @Peter van den Besselaar! This used to sell only a few years ago for 25/30$, now it’s close to a 100$, if you can find it in the NY area. Love that wine…
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@Peter Sultan this is the joy of share fun at a wine tasting society! @Severn Goodwin @Eric Hoepelman
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

I love this wine, very unique but also pleasurable. I’ve served it to neophytes who love it as well. We are lucky to get a small allocation for around $35/bottle.

Viña Ijalba

Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Inspección:
Claro y Brillante
Presencia de Sedimentos
Color: Rubí Vivaz con insinuación Picota
Intensidad: Media Alta
Viscosidad: Media
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Media sin segunda tonalidad

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media Alta
Frutas Frescas
Frutos Rojos (Fresa, Cereza)
Flores: Vainilla y Alcanfor
Especies: Pimienta
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Miel

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

Notas: Un vino sutil, refrescante, ligero, frutal. Extremadamente moderno. Excelente equilibrio.
— 4 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura

The best of Espana. My favorite Rioja! — 8 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial Tempranillo Blend

Beautiful texture! Smooth tannin, just a bit hot on the finish. Fresh, tart red cherry, tobacco, tea leaf, red currant, fresh cranberry, black pepper. — 4 days ago

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Had it in 2021 and it was big bodied with nice dark berry nose with a smooth finish. Texture was balanced and the wine is very nice. — 4 days ago

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Dark ruby red. Sharp sour cherry and berry fruit. This is good, but honestly is not as good as the ratings claim it is and certainly not worth the price. — 24 days ago

Tom, Jason and 7 others liked this

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo

So easy to drink. Good tannins. Chill it. — 2 days ago