Valencia, Spain

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.
— 9 days ago

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Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2020

2020 vintage from Northwest Spain’s Galacia region, with moderate tannin before resting, think Merlot. Balanced. Tart cherry, blackberry, some sort of stone on the end. Really nice. Pleasant mouth filling tartness on the finish and dryness, but after the bottle is open a for a bit it’s less dry. — 8 days ago

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 — 16 days ago

Iwan, Ira and 12 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

Starting to show it’s age and it is glorious. Dry honeydew, long almond, a hint of hazelnut.

We have one more bottle and I can’t wait to see where this lands in a couple years.
— 16 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Well that sounds good!

Dominio de Pingus

PSI Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2020

Baby label at Pingus, and normally this wine is a score for me, this vintage is a bit muted though. Despite ample time and decanting. Not bad, but a bit herby and spice on the finish. — 8 days ago

Paul, Bob and 8 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Rob N

This wine is drinking great — mellow tannins but still some pretty complex and delicious fruit for a 16 year old wine. 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha. — 12 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Alion Ribera del Duero Tinto Fino 2018

Very impressive showing. Brilliant balancing act between light acidity and heavier tones of mocca, leather and dark berries. Thought this might be too young but it was so approachable and enjoyable! — 5 days ago

Bob, vinokeeno and 12 others liked this

La Caña

Rías Baixas Albariño 2021

Jorge Ordonez is consistent and fairly priced always. Ripe pear, peach, citrus, acid. Food friendly but fine on its own. — 2 days ago


Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Zuri 2021

Nariz: grosella, limón, piedra, mineral

Boca: Acidez M+, Alcohol M-

— 14 days ago

Jose, Dawn and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Veraton Garnacha

A fan favorite at our house. Perfect wine to celebrate International Grenache Day. — 16 days ago

Dawn, Ted and 4 others liked this