Terra Alta

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

A fantastic vintage of tondonia. Still showing American oak on the palate but some secondary mushrooms/earth tones emerging. Will hold a while longer and fortunately have several more — 18 days ago

Iwan, Ira and 12 others liked this

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2020

Deep purple color.
Aromas of blueberry compote, vanilla, violet.
Dry. Flavors of fresh blackberry, blueberry, licorice, floral, cocoa. Medium, firm tannins. Great acidity!

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 19 hours ago


Alta Collection Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Deep purple color.
Aromas of cassis, cocoa,
Dry. Flavors of cassis, black pepper, cocoa, licorice. Rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— a month ago

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2015

Probably my favorite and, in my mind, the most consistent Spanish wine out there. A deep dark plum color in the glass. The nose absolutely shines with cedar and plenty of spice. There’s a bit of smoke here along with cherry cola and a little more spice. Dried herbs and chocolate round things out.

A preponderance of Tempranillo with a nice chunk of Garnacha in the blend. Obviously still so young but readily approachable and enjoyable now. The extended aging makes a world of difference with this wine vintage in and vintage out. Rich and full of personality, this is a beautiful wine that’s just going to continue to grow with age.
— 12 days ago

Trixie, Severn and 1 other liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Whoa! Super fragrant nose of black pepper and jasmine, without any fruits. Pastile perhaps? And whoa again! Super juicy, light tannins and smooth going down. Vanilla, jasmine, and violet pastile on the palate. Flavorwise it reminds me of brandy. Love this! — a month ago

Iwan and Martin liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Wow wine. Black fruit with clove on nose and palate full bodied great length. Very subtle tannins. Best wine I have had in a while. Delicious. Last bottle. — 24 days ago

with Ania
Martin, Jamie and 2 others liked this

Viña Real (CVNE)

Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend

Almost as old as me but much more delicious! — a month ago