R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Just love this wine, just gets better and better. Deep Ruby with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, light spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice long finish with earthy and leathery notes. Delicious! Still has room to age. — 3 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Torre Muga Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Before ‘14, last vintage was ‘11, no ‘12 or ‘13. Deep Ruby a blend 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano & 10% Mazuelo, aged new French oak for 15 months (‘11 was 24 mos). Ripe red fruit aromas with floral, oak & pepper spice. On palate ripe red fruit flavors, complex with layers of fruit & spice, noting espresso, cacao & licorice. Fine tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, spice and oak. Decant or let sit in the cellar for a while. Nice! Tried several ‘14’s. — a month ago

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Bodegas LAN

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Mazuelo 2017

Cherry red. Peach, berries,
vanilla. Balanced.
— 3 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

This has been on my bucket list for a while, and we just got a few bottles in my area. I went in to this with high expectations and it totally delivered. One of the most complex wines I’ve had - there is just so much going on here. The nose on this just doesn’t stop evolving. Beautiful oxidation and so many distinct aromas that I’m not going to rattle them off. Texture, flavor, this has everything to offer for my palate. Need to hunt down an older bottle next time. For me, this lived up to the hype. — 24 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Yeah, great young, epic 15-20 years from now!
Josh Morgenthau

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These are so good. This is the reserva no? Gran reserva current release somewhere in the 90s I think...
Adam Beasley

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@Josh Morgenthau correct, it’s the Reserva. I did snag a bottle of the 2010 Grand Reserve Rose though, which I’m pretty pumped to try.

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

Imperial 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! — a month ago

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Bodegas LAN

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Mazuelo 2015

I like everything about this wine: the pale-medium-purple color, the dark fruit and white pepper nose, the round tannins and lively alcohol (14.5%) and lasting, smooth vanilla finish...all make it a next-level wine sold at an unbelievably value-driven price of ~$20/btl. How does Lan do that? Not sure but I’m so glad they do. — 3 months ago

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Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Color: Granate Brillante con intensos destellos Cereza
Intensidad: Alta
Viscosidad: Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Larga con presencia de tonos Teja

Intensidad: Alta
Frutas Maduras
Frutos Rojos (Cereza, Frambuesa)
Flores: Vainilla Intenso
Especies: Canela
Suelo Mineral
Presencia de Roble
Extras: Chocolate, Tabaco y Cuero

Semi Dulce
Cuerpo: Medio alto
Acidez: Baja
Alcohol: Bajo
Taninos: Medio Bajo
Complejidad: Alta
Final: Medio Largo
Perfectamente Equilibrado

Notas: Un vino imprescindible en toda cava, uno de los favoritos de la Casa que siempre adorna como joya sus mejore momentos, despertando recuerdos de amistad, felicidad y goce, abrazados en la jovialidad y tradición del viejo continente.

Calificación: 9.6
— a month ago

Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Just opened another bottle! Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), 36 months in oak, palate shows elegant flavors of cherry and currant with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Great vintage! — 15 days ago

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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

In 1879, 2 brothers decided to set up a wine business, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, created and still kept in traditional neighborhood of Haro station today. Deep Ruby with ripe berry aromas/complex spices, 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. Palate shows blackberry, cherry, sweet currant with herb, leather, oak & pepper spice. Fine tannins, well balanced good depth & structure, long finish, nice value! — a month ago

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