La Rioja Alta

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2008

4 yrs in & oak, 6 yrs bottle age
No LdH rose between 00 and 2008

DAY 1
That color….
👃cranberry, melon, orange blossom, minerals, smoke
👅Citrus, but savory. Salty, smoke, hints of cellar and tea. Unreal complexity. Crisp acidity. Every sip is unique

Slow Decanted the remnants in my refrigerator

DAY 11
Just let this breathe and warm. Then fireworks. It's everchanging. Even more dynamic on day 11 after the slow decant. Red and citrus fruit, florals, almonds, flowers, smoke, hard candy…any tasting note is a snapshot

If you drink this, don't rush the experience

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— 6 days ago

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I hope to one day find one these.
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@Deborah M It is difficult to find. They only make 20K bottles in the years they make rosado

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Good drinking from 1/2 bottle — 5 days ago

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Campo Viejo

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Deep Ruby with lively aromas of red fruits and spicy tobacco. On the palate flavors of plums and cherry with cacao and tobacco notes. Soft fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit and sweet spice. Drink now no aging benefit. — 10 days ago

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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Jammy mouth feel with bright red fruit and toasty notes on the finish. — 4 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2004

Columbia county 2.0: end of a meal, nightcap of sorts. So so perfumed with dill & vanilla & tree sap, as if Willy Wonka decided to get into winemaking. Really just lived for a while breathing this in. On palate it’s remarkably agile & light, even though the body of red fruits is firmly medium boned. No signs of decay or slowing down- even the cork was perfect-easily can go on another several decades ( it feels). God what a treat. — 9 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

Aargh! One of the wines of 2022, and I forgot to add it on here. This, the 2005 Blanco Reserva, was enjoyed in October as part of a Spanish themed evening at home. Decanted for around three hours and enjoyed with cured meats and Manchego, which for me are the perfect accompaniments for Lopez de Heredia’s whites. An absolutely memorable wine, glowing from the very beginning and lasting for minutes on the palate. I adore these wines which for me can be counted among the world’s finest white wines. — 22 days ago

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Marqués de Cáceres

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha and Graciano, aged in French oak. Deep Ruby with black berry fruit aromas and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of blueberry and blackberry with oak, cacao and vanilla spice. Lively acidity, firm rustic tannins, medium finish ending with smoky earthy notes. Drink now and over next 2 years. — 11 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

2014 vintage. Needs more time. Slightly green and not totally ripened cherry tartness currently. Nose okay tho. Give it at least 3-4 years before taking the plunge. — 20 days ago

Shay, Aaron and 16 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1942

Dark berry and dried wood. Garrigue and mocha. Drying at the edges. Good fruit — 19 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

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Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. What a beautiful color.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing cherries, raspberries, black plums, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, cola, chocolates, earth, wet leaves, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, rust, blood and herbs.

Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity at this point.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

This 13 year old is starting to drink very nicely now, and will continue to age in the next 7 years.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show itself. Easy drinking once it opens up. Elegant with good structure.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Paired nicely with the Prosciutto.

A blend of 80% Tempranillo with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged in used American oak barrels for five years.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$40.
— 5 days ago

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