La Rioja, Spain

José Luis Ripa Saenz De Navarrete

Rioja Vino Rosado Garnacha Tempranillo 2017

Lopez Heredia rose lovers alert: a garnacha/Tempranillo blend from the husband of one of the Lopez daughters. More perky & fresh than its Lopez ancestor but still layered with tangerine peel, grapefruit pith, & some Unami. Great concentration & has a more new penny copper color. For about 30$ I’ll take it, especially since Lopez rose fetches 100$. — 2 days ago

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Palacios Remondo

Plácet Valtomelloso Rioja Viura 2008

Shockingly youthful for 14 years old. The color on this was very youthful, a medium to light gold. You can definitely sense the age and a very nice way as the citrus, stone fruit, and melon fruit flavors have turned more tertiary. Fun and decent complexity. — 17 days ago

Lyle, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Izadi

Larrosa Rioja Garnacha 2020

We chose this wine as the rosé option for our wedding. It's a really solid wine. It didn't blow my socks off, but it's easy-drinking and will suit folks who might not regularly drink wine. It's not too sweet. — 9 hours ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Beautiful cherries, leather, dried strawberries, dust and lots of goodness. Acidity on the finish is pleasing and makes for a good finish. However, a few more years would add weight and body, so it seems, to this wine. No decant. — 2 days ago

Shay, Jay and 7 others liked this

Miguel Merino

Rioja Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz 2018

12. 5% transparent Ruby. Nose of candied orange peel and bitter cherry. Comes off a little ripe at first, but keep it down at cellar temp with some air and this is real nice. Earthy. Like if Burgundy had a Carignane baby. Bojo-esque. — 8 days ago

Josh, Tom and 2 others liked this

Miguel Merino

Rioja Blanco 2020

Youthful fruit. Compact. High-toned and perfumed. I’m going to give this one a couple years in the cellar. Very fine. — 12 days ago

Senator, Tom and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Black Label Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2018

No formal notes. At a very nice Indian Restaurant in Kensington, London. A highly savoury medium weight palate with masses of fine dry tannins - a good food wine lacking a little with mid palate fruit but a little red fruit in this young Tempranillo. — 4 days ago

Josh, Jamie and 20 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2015

Ardanza is always so great for the price. 2015 has beautiful fruit and concentration. Tobacco. Needs 3-4 years but ready now if you like ‘em young like Dylon. Pair with still quivering rare Chuleton rib steak in San Sebastián. — 14 days ago

Andrew, Senator and 5 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2001

For me this needs more time. A bruiser still. Then again I had this without any food. — 14 days ago

Eric, Ira and 14 others liked this

Miguel Merino

Vitola Reserva Rioja Alta Tempranillo Blend 2015

Cooler climate grapes, savory, green tobacco. Darker funkier. Lovely. — 12 days ago

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