Catalunya, Spain

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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Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

One of my favorites. This bottle will sell for $80-$100 at a fine steakhouse. Or you can purchase it at Spec’s for less than $25. Excellent when making your own steak dinner at home. 🥩🍷 — 9 hours ago

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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Spain European Champions 2024!!!! So happy I got to enjoy this while enjoying that. ❤️ 2015 and it still tasted so fresh! — 7 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. — 20 days ago

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Baron de Ley

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Tony D
9.2

Got this at the liquor store after getting back from Spain. This is a nice bottle. Oak flavor. Opened up very nicely. 2018 about 25 bucks. Worth it and would get it again. Smooth easy to drink. — 3 days ago

Bodegas Numanthia

Termes Toro Tinto de Toro 2019

7/2024. Good fruit and flavor. Sits well on the palate. Nice finish. — 3 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2015

Young but polished and elegant. Red and black berries, tobacco leaf, soil and mushroom, American oak on the finish. This should integrate and deepen with age — 20 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2019

7/2024. Bold and good flavor. Nice 😊 n the palate. Paired very well with the dry aged rib eye at Hall’s Chophouse. — 14 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2019

Absolutely love this wine QPR. So good — 7 days ago

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Clos Mogador

Priorat Red Blend

Mature well balanced good color should be good for several yrs. — a month ago

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