La Rioja, Spain

Bodegas y Vinedos Ilurce

Rio Madre Rioja Graciano

A Somm friend just raved about this one and based on her tasting notes I knew I was going to love it. I almost hate to share as it’s an absolute steal at it’s $9.99 price point. The value is one reason I can dig some wines from Spain.
This has it all. It’s a bit darker in color than your typical rose. Aromas of strawberry, cherry, and blood orange. Great mouth feel. The fruit makes you think sweet wine but it finishes dry and lingering with some pleasant minerality. Beautiful on its own but it’s perfect for a summer sangria. I bought the last bottle at my local Wegmans. Plan to stock up after their next wine delivery. YUM! 13.5% ABV
— 11 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Decant this. Tobacco leaves & bing cherries with spicy oak. The oak recedes with time in the decanter and the wine feels more complete. Woody tannins add complexity & texture to the finish. Love this and it stands way out in the Crianza category. — 4 days ago

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

Monopole Rioja Blanco Seco Viura 2015

I have have previously tried and rated this wine chilled but I must admit I prefer it at 15-16 deg and in a big glass. Absolutely transforms in to a delicious bomb! Fantastic white from Spain. A must try. — 8 days ago

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Yes when the wine is good.

Bodegas Beronia

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

This very dark wine has such a rich nose it’s almost enough just to smell it. Almost. Aromas of black currant and blueberries are colored up nicely by all the oak. Clove notes are sweet and - incredibly - not overpowering. The palate is brawny and full of dark fruit. It’s loaded with minerals and acidity and firm tannins - just waiting for an unsuspecting ribeye to come along.
— 3 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

An old trusted friend, a special year too. It’s not just the Gorgeous black fruits, or the perfect oak monster integration, or the balance-it’s really the lift & freshness that elevates this into one of my favorites, period. With some age it has also shedded some of its monolithic early character too. Love to taste in another five to seven years. Oh, & a remarkable value for about 28$ at its lowest price. — 10 days ago

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😳... Only 1/2 dozen!

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I mean assuming I would bring my family-lord knows they would be pissed at me for overcrowding the bunker with my wines 🤪@Severn Goodwin !

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2014

May be the highest QPR of any wine. Regardless of price, thoroughly delightful. I’ll happily drink anything from La Rioja Alta any day. — 8 hours ago

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Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Single Vineyard Rioja Garnacha 2017

Vintage 2017 | I am fond of frivolous young Rioja, but seldom recognize them blind. To be honest, that frivolity and some raspberry in smell made me think: a Cru de Beaujolais. But this Rioja has its own qualities. Some cacao in taste, tannins still, good balance. Have to drink more of it to recognize. — 3 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2010

Ruby with complex fruit aromas, spice and oak. Blend of 90% Tempranillo & 10% Graciano, 48 mos on American oak. On the palate ripe Berry fruits, powerful yet elegant, with spice & smoky earthy notes on full tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with mineral earthy tones, a joy to Sip!! Tasting great, has more aging potential, try in 10+ years! Great Value! — 8 days ago

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Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha

Ad Libitum Rioja Tempranillo Blanco 2018

Maturana Tinta comes from a clone rescued from old Maturana Tinta Vines, aged for 11 months in new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits and smoky notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, tobacco and bits of cacao and black pepper. Lively acidity, medium finish ending with fruit, spice and smoky cigar box character. Nice value, should be able to age a bit. — 11 days ago

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Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marqués de Riscal 150 Aniversario Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

Very good rich rioja dry and biting going down, long finish ... tobacco and leather notes #nyc #wine #covid19 — 3 days ago

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