La Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Decanted for an hour. Dark ruby. Opaque. Big/deep nose. Notes of dark berries, smoked meat, dark unsweetened chocolate and some pepper. Good balance in the mouth. Long finish. Paired well with some steaks. — 13 days ago

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Great stuff. Bravo...

Bodegas Muriel

Gran Reserva Fincas de la Villa Rioja Tempranillo 2006

My last Spanish wine in my effort to keep this great wine making nation to the fore this is a great traditional Tempranillo lots of base fruits plenty of punch a masculine brew but still fun — 2 days ago

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Bodegas Muga

Rioja Reserva Prado Enea Tempranillo Blend 2005

Intens red cherry on the nose, minerals, smoke and tobacco. Concentrated ripe red berries, still fresh and vibrant, fine grained dusty tannins. Excellent! — 21 hours ago

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Bodegas Luis Cañas

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Good value, on the fruity (red mostly) side pf Rioja, well handled oak and good body to it. Pleasant — 3 days ago

Elvi Wines

Herenza Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2016


Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, cherries, sweet strawberries, cedar, wild flowers, vanilla, liquorice, cloves, dark chocolates, coffee, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, currants, raspberries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very enjoyable wine from Spain. Tangy and spicy. Really enjoyed the nose here, simpler on the palate. Showing mild complexity with a tangy finish.

Fruit forward right out of the bottle, but after an hour of airtime it opens up with that great nose.

I paired it with cheeses, crackers and olives. Was especially good with the fatty Brie cheese.

Kosher. Not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 5 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2009

Tonight this is singing bright red fruit with crisp acidity but great mid palate depth. Med bodied. Meaty, savoury nose, with loads of juicy red fruit on the palate. The acidity gives amazing grip. Yum. — 7 days ago

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Bodegas Luis Cañas

Reserva Selección de Familia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2001

Had with Lasagna one night and gnocchi bolognese another. Both were an excellent pairing — 7 days ago

Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

All good things Tempranillo. Lovely. Leather, spice box, tannins, depth. — 15 hours ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Wonderful Rioja! Aromas of dark cherry, rose petals and leather. Touch of Brett. Dark cherry, dark chocolate, tobacco and smoked meat flavors. Touch of oaky vanilla on the silky finish. Soft tannins. Spectacular! — 7 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

We’ve never had a bad bottle of this...luck, I guess. Typical complexity, great after two hours of air...beeswax, honeyed citrus, slight oxidation, faintest hint of petrol...all underpinned by just enough acidity...fabulous with a steak or salmon, in our case. — 14 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

Looks like this is the Blanco @Delectable Wine
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Thanks @Josh Morgenthau I had selected the blanco, appears to be an error. They have their hands full with the .ru spammer lol
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Andrew Schirmer indeed! Looking forward to trying a bottle of the Tondonia Blanco I have stashed away. Looks delicious!