Viñedos Aurora

Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Rioja Contino Variedad Graciano 2015


Súper deep color. Still too youthful even 5 years after vintage! The acidity is too high in relation to the ripeness and sweetness of the fruit. This wine seems rustic to me. Give it Another 5 years in the bottle. #graciano #rioja — 16 days ago

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Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Opened up after a few hour decant, but still needed a marbled steak for balance. Deep dark blackberry pie, tobacco, evergreen needles, and uplifted cranberry. Well balanced with great purity of fruit and persistent length. American oak flavors surround both red and black forest berries. Still very youthful... definitely decant or cellar. — 9 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Castro Ventosa

El Castro de Valtuille Bierzo Mencía 2015

Bon vin de semaine! L’élevage est encore un peu trop présent pour se mériter un 9/10. — 12 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos de la Marquesa

Valserrano Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

A study of Spain - both textbook and experiential 🤓☺️ I mean, wine not?

As a ‘Gran Reserva’ red wine in Spain, made with Tempranillo and Graciano grapes, this wine must be aged for a minimum of 18 months in oak and 60 months total before release. There are even more stringent requirements in Rioja.
This producer aged this wine for 2 years in American and French oak casks followed by at least 3 years in the bodega’s cellar. Thanks to this, I am experiencing lots of deliciously toasty, cedar, vanilla, and baking-spice notes on the nose and palate. This is a full-bodied wine with good structure and pronounced blackberry, black cherry, and cassis aromas.
Valserrano, Rioja, Gran Reserva. Vintage 2011. ABV 14.5%.
— 6 days ago

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Olivier Rivière

Ganko Viñedos de Cardenas Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Robe rubis foncée
Nez réduit puis tapenade fruit noire sanguin
Bouche fraîche avec peu d alcool et de la vivacité belle bouteille encore jeune
— 17 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2017

Dry, licorice, over ripe cherries. — 4 days ago

Daniel P., Manny and 9 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1961

Rich and aromatic. Violets, caramel, intense blackcurrant and insense. Really deep fruit, leather, iron, garrigue. What a bottle! — 10 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Polo

Herencia Trabajo Malbec

Nice example of a restrained, balanced Malbec. Good tension between fruit notes of blackberries , blueberries, lavender, and savory notes of cocoa and tobacco. Medium-bodied and medium alcohol without being over extracted and over oaked. — 19 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke

La Condenada Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Outstanding. Even better on day2. Best of new and old Rioja. — 11 days ago