El Coto De Rioja

El Coto de Rioja

Reserva Coto de Imaz Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1996

Poured into a decanter about 30 minutes prior to service; no formal notes. Wow. The 1996 Reserva is showing so well. I would place it in the vinous category but it’s far from tasting “old”. I shared this bottle with a group of experienced, expensive California Cabernet drinkers and it was universally enjoyed even though it could only be described as a traditional expression of Rioja Reserva. Well-stored examples (though few exist at this point), are drinking well now. What a lovely surprise. — 19 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2015

Popped and poured; enjoyed a single glass from a bottle that had been opened for over an hour. The 2015 “Gravonia” pours a deep straw color with medium viscosity. On the nose, the wine is developing with charming oxidative notes of black lemon, honeydew, tumeric, and nuts. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long with a sort of waxy texture. Distinctive and delicious. Damn, I love these wines. Drink now through 2035. — 12 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Agree with your love here, these are even better at 15-20Y.
Jay Kline

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@Severn Goodwin indeed, much like Musar Blanc

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2008

Lovely stuff. Orange peel, apricot, corn and lemon oil. Dry finish with limestone. Unusual and delicious. — 19 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice, unmistakable Muga. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), palate shows cherry and currant flavors with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full tannins, lively acidity on a medium+ finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Nice value! Great vintage! — 8 days ago

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La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Graciano, aged in oak for 20 months, deep Ruby with an elegant bouquet of berry fruits, cigar box, spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth, elegant with layers of flavors, blackberry and cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine soft tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice long chalky earthy character. — 9 days ago

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Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1970

Surprisingly fresh with a really pretty mulberry and black cherry nose. A blackcurrant confit center with hints of oak and a bit of musk. Stop a bit of hidden power but clear and precise. Very good — 19 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2019

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice, unmistakable Muga. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), palate shows cherry and currant flavors with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full tannins, lively acidity on a medium+ finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Nice value! Great vintage! — 8 days ago

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John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Love me some Muga.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1954

Cena mikel alonso y jonathn gomez — 6 hours ago

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Severn Goodwin

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'54 ‼️👍

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2001

Decanted for 4 hours and it was singing. From a magnum — 10 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

One of the best bottles of Cubillo I can remember tasting — 5 hours ago

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