R. López De Heredia

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

David T
9.4

Farmers market visit this morning dictated this after finding some decent Heirlooms awaiting my organic garden ones and deserving after cleaning the damn gutters all afternoon. .

Like this Rosé quite a lot. The price for it, not so much. But, worth it once in a while and this one has been laying down a number of years, so… If you haven’t had a good Tempranillo Rosé worth acquiring.

I like it as it is not overtly sweet like many Bandol’s & Californians.

The nose shows; blood orange, not quite ripe tangerine, baked rhubarb, strawberries, red not dark cherries, ripe, yellow peach with skin, hints of watermelon at the rind, limestone marl with orange & red flowers.

The palate shows nice viscosity. Blood orange with peel, not quite ripe tangerine, baked rhubarb, strawberries, red not dark cherries, ripe, yellow peach with skin, hints of watermelon at the rind, touch of pink grapefruit, something in between Cointreau & Grand Marnier, sun tea, very soft chalk & white spice, limestone marl with orange & red flowers, rainfall acidity, nicely knitted, a fair amount of tension for an aged Rosé, excellent balance & structured with a smartly polished, elegant, lush finish that lasts nearly two- minutes.

This 2010 is in high cotton and not slowing down. Another 8-10 years with maybe more. Leans into 95.

Pairing; Organic Heirloom tomatoes grown in a greenhouse topped w/ di Stefano Burrata, Spanish Ricon Subbetica Olive Oil, Tondo Balsamic Vinegar (the best period), organic fresh basil, Companion Simple Sourdough Crustini’s.
— 7 days ago

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For realz. So tasty

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

2024 June. Totally classic Rioja, in a light-on-its-feet but layered style; I also felt this was a bit fleshier and juicier than the last bottle. — 5 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

David T
9.3

Leaner than the El Puntido. This is more classic Tempranillo. Drier & earthier.

Beautiful wine. Ripe, juicy & slightly candied & floral fruits of; mid to dark cherries, black raspberries, black raspberries, dry blue berries. Cherry cola, dry tobacco w/ ash, dry leathery, barrel staves, muddy herb mix, dark, dry spices, steeped, sun tea, mid; clove, nutmeg, vanilla, limestone minerals, crushed limestone/dry rocks, dry flowers that are black, red w/ dry lavender, round, high acidity with a high, dry tannin finish that falls on to the wild, dry, earthy, wildest finish that is balanced for many minutes.

Paired this with/ a dry rub tri-tip and a burgundy marinaded Cardiff Crack tri-tip. Both very different and enjoyable, but liked the dry rub with the Rioja.

Photos of, my visit to the Bodega, old oak vats that are decades old, neutral wood that is still used as of 2015 when I visited & been repaired endlessly, old wood press and tasting room outside their cellar/tasting room.
— 16 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2004

Jeremy Shanker
9.4

A baby, but damn. Beeswax, yellow wax beans, honey. A wild and cerebral wine that will age magnificently. — 14 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I adore these!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Didn’t think Tempranillo could do this. A lot of everything but not too much of anything. Wow. — 20 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Never fails to deliver. This vintage is structured but accessible, and it’s instructive to taste next to other producers to appreciate the unobtrusive oak treatment which frames rather than overpowers. — 19 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

Stunning—ripe and fleshy without being hot, shows lemon and orange marmalade, apricot, toasted nuts and chamomile, oak adds roundness and texture and a subtle spice — 19 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Belle bouteille que ce Bosconia 2012. J'en prend une habitude de boire les Lopez de Heredia, Rosé, Blanc, Reserva, Gran Reserva tout y passe et tout est bon. Ce Bosconia ne fait pas exception, nez complexe d'épices, de cuir, bois, champignon. Bouche soyeuse, agréable aux tanins fondus. — 7 days ago

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Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

Notes beyond its age. Never turns down even when you think it might. — 20 days ago

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