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Finca Madre Selección Especial Red Blend

This was recommended by our waitress and it was fantastic. A nicely balanced red with real character. Great fruit. Wonderful mouthfeel. Worth seeking out. — 10 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Rosé 2008

The mythical unicorn #rosewine from @lopezdeherediaoficial: Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado 2008.

A friendly wine retailer I am close with sold me a few bottles at regular price thankfully as I gave him the heads up it was coming.  (He also sold his others at regular price!) This wine used to be easily available during its last release, the 2000 vintage back around 2005, not to mention super reasonable in price.  An unfortunate victim of fashion, the secondary market pricing on this starts around $200 and goes up to $300.

Pale copper and deep pink in color, the hue here is as it looks here turning more orange at the rim.  The nose showed as it should for an extended barrel aged wine, showing clear notes the toll oxidation has taken with time in wood.  Though, the wood aromas are well-integrated and intermingle well with dried red fruits, ginger and spice, and a clear sense of minerality which is all laid well into the thick and pungent nose.  The palate shows more precision and tension in the densely textured and flavored med/med+ body of the wine.  Finishes long and fans out wide over the palate.  For sure about as unique a rose as there is out there.  
— 15 days ago

Galen, LM and 12 others liked this

Trapiche

Terroir Series Finca Suarez Lastra Single Vineyard Malbec 2017

Smooth & wonderful on the palate. No after spice taste. Would buy again. — 12 days ago

Raventos i Blanc

De la Finca Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada 2015

Single vineyard from Raventos. Just slightly mire structured and mature than the blend. Harmonious with lemony apples, biscuit, and chalky limestone. — a day ago

Arden, Alex and 21 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.

Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!
— 11 days ago

Allison, Ryan and 28 others liked this
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

I love those value-packed #rioja wines that reward patience

Finca Sandoval

Manchuela 2003

Love it. All the things I like. Big syrupy mouthfeel, loads of character and layers of funky smells Stewed veggies and alit of barnyard grunginess, touch of VA. Long length. It’s so different and it feels like TERRIOR whatever the hell thats suppose to mean. I really like this. — 24 days ago

Achával-Ferrer

Finca Altamira La Consulta Malbec 2011

Cracked open this yummy treat from our trip to Argentina in 2012 before leaving brooklyn in 2019. — 2 months ago

Luis Alegre

Finca La Reñana Rioja Viura-Malvasia Blend 2017

This goes great with salty dishes great full body white wine. — 18 days ago

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Suzanne Deal Booth

Loved this authentic Basque seafood restaurant Ixtanabe in Bilbao, Spain with unique pairings all Basque wines including a cider based dessert wine.

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2009

Pillars on which the 5 founding families erected a winery in 1890 built a way of living, feeling and producing wines of the highest quality that continue to evolve. Bright Ruby, complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. Ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky notes on full tannins. Lingering finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 4 days ago

Shay, Alex and 5 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2005

Nose has oxidized honey, green herbs, hazelnut, apricot, faint-light petrol, eucalyptus, gardenia blossom, all powerful, concentrating and invigorating.

Palate has honey tea with oak sawdust, cedar plank, beautiful saline minerality, candlewax, great acidity bite that comes in late, such extravagance.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures. We really fell in love with the Blanc many years ago, drinking young then patiently waiting several years, wow what an evolution!

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 3-5 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!
— 11 days ago

Allison, Ryan and 26 others liked this